Written by: Matt Dehart
Are No Phone Policies At School Working
Everyone knows how schools have been cracking down on phone usage in the classroom, but have these actually increased productivity? People have been known to break rules, and use their phone anyways when they are not allowed. But, with the phone in your pocket having a faster processor than the laptops the school gives us, is it useful? Phones could be a much faster and efficient way to do research, with how fast people text, but we lose that efficiency when we aren’t allowed to use phones or use them wrong. Some teachers are afraid of implementing phones into class because they don’t know enough about them to use phones effectively (KQED). We lose out on so much efficiency in our work because teachers are afraid we will text, and not creating more interactive lessons using mobile devices. Overall, we could greatly improve our efficiency in class if teachers use phones to get us students involved, and not wanting to text friends or check Twitter.
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