Do you think kids should be allowed to use their phones at school? There are some cons to using them, but I think the pros outweigh the cons. Students can call or text their parents or guardians if there’s an emergency. Kids who have trouble with homework can record what the teacher is saying at school to assist them. For projects, kids can use their phone to research.
If, say, a massive snowstorm is going to come later in the day, and the school announces that students are to go home early, you’re going to need your phone to contact someone who can pick you up. Sure, some people will argue that the teacher has a phone, and there is a classroom phone. But, everyone will have to line up at the teacher’s desk and classroom phone, and chaos can ensue. It’ll also take a while for some kids to reach their parents/guardians. For those who don’t have phones, those who do can share their phone with them. This is why the school should let you have your phone in class for you to use.
Recording the lesson at school will help students to do homework about the subject. You could check the recording anytime you needed to. Skipping through a video/recording to find a specific part could be a drag, especially if it’s a long recording. So, make smaller ones, name them, and select the one you need when you use them. If the teacher is talking too fast, ask her/him to slow down or repeat what they said. You can see why a phone isn’t just for games.
For research projects, just look up everything on your phone. The kids who can’t handle the responsibility can have their privileges taken away. Sometimes, schools don’t have electronics, or they don’t have enough for everybody. Letting kids use their phone would be a good solution to this problem! Kids who don’t have phones can use the electronics the school has, or they can partner up with someone who has a phone.
As you can see, phones can see extremely useful at school. You can use them to call your parents during an emergency. You can also use them for homework and research. Now that you’re convinced, ask your principal if phones can be used at your school!
Written by Aishwarya Nigalye 2/17/2017 in Mrs. McIver's ELAR class
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