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  • Created by: gyat
  • Created on: 01-10-19 19:18

Used as emergency tools

Nowadays, schools get closed because of various reasons, sometimes they’re natural disasters or gunshots which have become so common in most American schools. Also, our children or students face many predators while at school or off the campus, children kidnappers are on the rise, so it is a must for schools to allow cell phones in schools. Maybe to reduce the distraction caused by these gadgets, teachers can simply regulate the time of using of cell phones in school. Cell phones can be used by students to report any emergency; students can contact their parents if the school has closed because of a natural disaster or any other abrupt cause.

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Cell phones can be used as Reminders

Students take more than one subject in a day, and they have loads of assignments which they have to finish on time. So it is very important for these students to use cell phones as reminding gadgets. Mobile applications like Remind101.com can help students remember when to submit in specific coursework, know when a test will be done, know when a teacher will be in class, help teachers be in touch with their students and parents.  I remember when I was still in college, I used to have a tight schedule, we used to get lots of coursework and I used to find it difficult to balance my time. So sometimes I could submit my coursework when it was too late. Now, with the help of Remind101 Application, a student’s life is made simple, the application can be used by teachers to text reminding messages about coursework or tests.

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Cell phones can be used to access the internet

Students need internet to do research. So it is logical if students are allowed to use cell phones in school. All smartphones can access the internet, which can help students do extensive personal reading. Schools can use computers in classrooms, but encourage phone usage out of the classroom. Schools can provide free wifi internet at school so that their students can easily access the internet while at school. Most important educational websites like Wikipedia.org and Google.com can be accessed via mobile phones.

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Cell phones can be used for communication in schoo

Besides taking pictures or recording of videos and podcasts, cell phones can be used in educational communication while in school or classroom. The easiest way students and teachers can communicate using cell phones can be text messaging. Teachers can simply use mass texting services like Remind101 to communicate with students and parents. Then students can use Twitter to stay in touch with their classmates and exchange academic information. Shy students will find it easier to communicate through cell phones rather than face to face communication.

 

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Cell Phones Prepare Students for Future Careers

Any working professional likely uses tools like Google calendar to schedule meetings, Slack for internal communication with colleagues and clients, and platforms like Asana for task management. We’re only moving deeper into a growing digital age, and students need to be prepared to manage a digital life alongside the non-digital if they want to stick to deadlines, form strong professional relationships, and stay organized.Today’s students are savvy and can use digital calendars, like Google calendar, for keeping track of homework due-dates, study times, and extracurricular activities. By having a multi-device charging station in the quad, cafeteria, library, and in every building, students can keep their cell phones and tablets charged so they can manage their student lives while preparing for their working adult lives.

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Cell Phones Teach Responsibility

There is a time and a place to browse Instagram, play Candy Crush, and take selfies. Just as a working professional would never do these things in the middle of a board meeting, so too should a student never do this in class. There’s a time and a place to set your phone on silent mode and ignore it (unless there’s an emergency call from family). And by allowing students the freedom to keep their phones in school, they’re learning a big lesson in being more responsible that will serve them well.

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saving planet

In a class of 30 students that is 833 pieces of paper per student per year. This would mean at a school of 100 teachers, that school would use 250,000 pieces of paper annually. This is huge wouldn't it be easier if pupils could use their phones for pictures of handouts and textbooks? it would save a staggering amount of trees and help within our current climate crisis.

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STATS

 94 per cent of students in a recent survey said they want to use their cell phones in class for academic purposes. 

large number of students — 75 per cent — believe using personal devices in the classroom has improved their ability to learn and retain information.

Fifty-eight percent of respondents use their phones to take pictures of lecture slides surely it's easier to take an image of work on the board rather than copy down streams of info about homework which you may lose of not even look at whereas teens are constantly using their phones and will be reminded

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parents

There is nothing more embarrassing than a teacher blurting out information from your parents and this is also more hassle in schools surely it's just simply easier if parents can text their children important messages also what if there is a family emergency the chid wants to keep private or its to do with the child and they dot want the school knowing.

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balance

Children are having their phones taken off them, therefore, they cannot learn a healthy balance so when they go to work or collage they will just think it's acceptable to use their phones all the time as they aren't fully banned.

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cover teachers and parents

When a teacher is off ill cover can be extremely bad so surely if their teacher can link videos and resources the teens can view them on their phone and do better.

 

When a pupil forgets their pe kit or books homework ect surely its better if they contact their parents and they bring it in so they can take part

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