At my high school cell phone use was forbidden, this was the case for many schools. Even being in college professors ask their students not to use them doing class. It has even gotten to the point that using your cell phone in class could have a negative affect on your grade. Although, lately the conversation has turned to should cell phones actually be incorporated in the learning process? I recently read an article about cell phones in the classroom. It spoke about a teacher who uses the cell phone as a teaching tool in the classroom. For her class, cell phone use has had a positive affect on classroom learning. But is there a downside to cell phones in the classroom? Yes, it seems that cell phones are everywhere but can it become a learning tool in every classroom? What about students who may not have a cell phone or the latest on the market? Does this increase the chance of becoming an outcast? What about that student who’s cell phone is cut off this week and can not participate in activities using the cell phone? Are we taking away from the social interaction in the classroom if students are constantly on phones? How will teachers monitor what students are doing on the phone during class time? Will cell phones now be provided by the school for every child? What do you think? Is cell phones in the class a good idea?
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