cell phone use in school
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1. use the phone in the front office-most if not all schools nowadays have them
2. use your cellphone
what my school does and most other schools do is have students place cellphones in a box at the beginning of class. thus if there is an emergency the students may easily access it and the phone is not a distraction in class. Just because someone may use the argument that phones can be an educational tool, as of 2009 97% of teachers had at least one computer in the class at all times, this number has undoubtedly gone up over the last 6 years and teachers can access a computer lab so using a phone to access the internet is not very smart. otherwise how could apps that many students actually use like snapchat, facebook, twitter, vine, skype, and others could have any educational value whatsoever.
to close this debate schools purpose is to teach students how to use their brains to be independent and successful individuals. technology's purpose is generally to make a task easier. almost all computers take the load off of our brains and onto themselves so we do not have to do virtually anything. this defeats the purpose of school so cellphones should not be used for school purposes in most circumstances.
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Vote Placed by Peepette 12 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: All is tied with conduct, spelling and source material. R1, Con adequately rebuts Pros claims with alternatives for communication and information, as well as reasoning why phones should be banned. R2 Pro misinterprets Cons premise; Con restates. R3, Pro?s comment ?students will always find a way? is off point on why phones should be allowed. Pro also concedes with exception. Pro fails to make adequate argument against Cons rebuttals and concedes on the basic premise of the debate. Con for the win.
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