Why should kids have phones in school? Here, let me tell you why. If there is an emergency you could call someone. You could listen to music. You could also take notes about the lesson. There are bad reasons too about having phones at school. You could cheat on tests and the STAAR Test. It can be a distraction. You can be on it too much. Here, let me explain.
What if there is an emergency? If someone/something comes to the building, or enters it, you could call 911, your grandma, or someone you trust. If your not feeling good, instead of pestering the teacher to go to the nurse, you could call your grandma or someone to pick you up. What if the power goes out, there is a flashlight on your phone, so you can easily turn it on. But, there is a bad side too, you could cheat on tests and then you won’t be learning as much as you should.
You could listen to music if you want to. It is a scientific proven fact that if you listen to music while you study, if you listen to the same exact music on the test that you listened to while you studied, you will remember better. If it’s boring in your class or if you are mad or something you could listen to music. Even if you just want to tune out the world well then, there you go. Having your phone during class it will be a distraction. You can be on Instagram and Snapchat then you won’t be paying any attention.
It could also be useful for taking notes. You could record the lesson, so when you go home you can understand it better. You could type up the notes on a quick memo app. Even if you wanted to, you could take pictures of the notes that are too long to type up, from the board. On the other hand, you could be on it too much and then you won’t focus. And if you don’t focus guess what you won’t be learning.
Hopefully now you can see why phones in class or at school are important. Calling for emergencies, listening to your music, or even just taking notes in class, it’s worth it. Maybe now you can decide if it is a yes or a no. Whose side are you? Hopefully it is my side. My side is, of course I want phones at school!
Written by Cecelia Rodriguez in Mrs. McIver's ELAR class
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