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20jepez
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SongHaGin
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phones in class

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SongHaGin
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/22/2015 Category: Technology
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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20jepez

Con

Phones are a waste of time. First of all we live 100 years without phones we can live 100 more years without phones. Second why would you need a phone in class when you have
all the textbooks that you need for school. phones are not for in classes
SongHaGin

Pro

A student might need a phone in class because the school's network is not working properly or their laptops are not working properly.
Debate Round No. 1
20jepez

Con

if the network is not working you cant do anything their is no network.
SongHaGin

Pro

Cellular network is far more reliable than the school network.
Debate Round No. 2
20jepez

Con

if the network is not working you cant do anything their is no network.
SongHaGin

Pro

Please, I ask you, don't be repetitive.
The point I am trying to make here is that when the school internet is down, they can turn to their phones to complete an assignment.
Their phones run on cellular network, not school network.
Now about students using their cell phones in class, if they become a distraction to them, that is the student's fault.
If they become a distraction to other students, then they can be accordingly punished.
If they do not learn anything, when the teacher is teaching correctly, then that is also the student's fault.
We shouldn't take away these privileges for the students that will use the technology correctly.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by JasmileDe-Jesus 1 year ago
JasmileDe-Jesus
Cell phones are making students too reliable on internet sources, thus making it easy for a student to not study and understand the material. They only regurgitate it and it won't stick in their long term memory which could be useful information needed in important tests such as the SAT, ACT, and others depending on your state or country.
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Vote Placed by Matt532 1 year ago
Matt532
20jepezSongHaGinTied
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Reasons for voting decision: Convincing Argument: Con failed to understand what Pro's point was in R2, so Pro's point is valid. I will note that this situation almost never occurs. That being said, one benefit of having the phone with you is that a student can look up a term they don't know in real-time, and this then can be shared with the class or so they can understand the lecture better. This is if the phone is used properly. That being said, the improper uses should be made aware of and explicit to the student (i.e. unreasonably texting in class, phone isn't on silent). Maybe the phone could be placed on the desk for the sake of transparency.