Why not use the devices that students are already using. They have the tools and use them frequently outside of school for communicating, content creation and as a tool to enhance their lives and learning. Banning it in the classroom only limits your classroom to tools that you might be comfortable using.
Mobile devices will increase the speed of learning, they are easy to use and alternative to paper and pencil method, easy to control the students' success. Reports of the quizzes, done through mobile device application, could be sent in real time to educators. Results of the test could be deliver to students much faster. On the other hand, it is easier for students to practice and to sharpen the skills in certain areas.
Cell phones should be allowed in school because due to emergencies.Say for instance your mom texts you every hour at school from work to know that your safe. Another example is when you don't feel good you can text your parents to come take you home. Another example is if there is a school shooting parents have a right to know where their children are. Emergencies means safety so I think cell phone use should be allowed in school
Teachers complain we don't have calculators, why don't we just use our phone calculators? It doesn't really seem so fair. Also teachers use phones, why cant we? They get to use iPads or laptops, even the latest net books & we don't get to use much apart from the old computers. I say students should be allowed to use devices!!!!
First off, students are going to use them anyway. That's just stating fact. But if they are going to be used, they should at least serve some educational purpose at some point. Often labs are in use, so getting times where a class could have access to the internet is difficult. If students are allowed to use their mobile devices it should help out a little, if only a little. It's still better than not being able to get anything done when a lab is unavailable.
In my school, we're allowed to use our mobile devices for projects, assignments, etc. when the teacher gives permission, and as long as it is used for educational purposes. Otherwise, it's taken away. Many times being able to use mobile devices has helped out with projects at parts where myself and others became stuck.
Yes as most people i would disigree but i am a Junior in High School and the school policy is we can use our cell phone's as long as the teacher says its okay. Also if we use them for texting, or facebook we will have them taken away. But in this school we only have so much acess to computer labs and when theirs alot of teachers using them in one day it is hard to get your class into a lab. So they alow students to get on their cell phones and reasearch the little things.
Mobile devices would be great in schools. They can perform many functions that are helpful to students. There are a lot of great programs and apps that are helpful to learning information, such as math, reading, science and social studies. They also offer many research opportunities. Using mobile devices can help a lot.
As the technology grows, then the need for it in the classroom grows. I do think mobile devices can and should be used, yet there needs to be fair regulations on those items. If in one school district, one school has two mobile devices, and another school has one for each kid, that is just wrong. It happens, though. And strict regulations need to be put on teachers, as well, so the devices are not misused. I also don't think teachers should have access to their cell phones at all, during the day.
Something like a smart phone can get apps. The teachers could download educational apps to help the kids learn. They could also download their textbooks electronically. I believe it would help the kids. They would be more inclined to pull their smart phone out than to pull a book out. They could only allow use at a certain time.
Using mobile devices for "educational purpose?" Is only an excuse to have it out. Its not very hard to send a message or start playing a game with an app. Unless there is some real strict supervision going on, then the student will be tempted to this?ract himself. The only devices that are needed are computers, and not mobile one. Whatever happened to textbooks or other learning references?
I believe that school systems having their own mobile devices for student use would be helpful, but not the students device. As "toughefrain2?" Said in the no column, they do serve as a distraction. But that is only with the students device. Lets say for instance, the classroom decides to use ipads in the classroom because there are many apps that could be beneficial to the learning of the current topics. This could greatly help the students. Because each is privately owned by the school, there would be no games, and all internet access and the likes would be blocked to be sure the student focuses on the task at hand and the apps that are designated to complete that task. I do believe mobile devices should be used in the classroom for educational purposes.
Though the opposite side may argue that the cell phones are need to provide safety to the student body, the fact is that in case of any type of emergency, the school has document to all the students contacts listed to them. including parents/gaurdians and other valid contacts that perhaps not even the student will have. also students argue that they need their cell phones as calculators and web use. this also isn't a necessary use of phones since they can use computers before school, and can borrow a calculator from the school which is known to have all the needed functions. now the cell phones are also miss used considering the fact that the students lack attention to the assignment at hand, and instead text other friends at school. distracting them, and the other individual. they also use their phones to cheat on tests and quiz's. cell phones should never be allowed at school for the students.
I believe that allowing mobile devices to be used in school is just succumbing to pressure from the students themselves. Since mobile devices are primarily used for socializing and entertainment, I think trying to integrate them into educational lessons would only be opening a Pandora's Box. More children would be distracted, rather than assisted, by the use of these devices.