should cell phones allowed in classroom at St. Jerome’s school

Should cellphone allowed in class
Who doesn’t have a cell phone these days? The amazing thing about cell phones is that they are no longer just used for calling or texting. They have become an indispensable multi tool wonder. Today cell phone is cutting edge technology at your fingertips. With this in mind, should students be permitted to use cell phones in class? I believe they should not just be permitted to use cell phones, they are a huge distraction and interfere with the student’s learning. While students may not make phone calls while in class, they can still sneak and text, which get in the way of doing what they are in school to do learn.
Cell phone make it possible for student to stay in touch with family and friends. Also, cell phones allow parents to keep track of their children’s where abouts before, during, and after school. And of course, there’s always the possibility of a student needing to contact a parent because of a dangerous situation. Thus having a cell phone is like having a guardian angel. Student can also connect with friends, but not just because it’s a fun thing to do.
When used responsibly, a cell phone can be an excellent communication tool. Also cell phones especially smartphones are a fabulous learning resources. Students can use tools such as  the calculator, the map finder, and the calendar.
But cell phones encourage the responsible use of technology. Student can learn when and how to use their cell phones to enhance their learning. They will become more independent in their work and more motivated to learn. Students like being and more motivated to learn. Students like being allowed to make choices, and they understand consequences. If a student is texting when he or she should be paying attention to the teacher, the teacher should take the cell phone temporarily away. Before a test all cell phones should be placed in their locker. By allowing the use of cell phones, students will feel like they are being treated like responsible young adults, and they will appreciate that. If teachers are patient, understanding, and consistent, students will patient, understanding, and consistent, students will surely become responsible users of technology.
People who oppose the use of cell phone in school do it because of the disruption and distraction cell phones can cause. But we must accept that we live in a world of technology and that cell phones are an important and very useful part of that world.

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