It’s not acceptable to use cell phones in class. Actually, using cell phones has more negative effects than positive. So, why do we need to change the policy that prohibits students from using cell phones in classrooms? In my opinion, I will say no, we shouldn’t change the policy that exists now - no cell phone use, under any circumstances.
As what Paul Thomas says: “Teaching is a human experience. Technology is a distraction when we need literacy, normalcy, and critical thinking."
Cell phones may be the top of devices those distract students in class. The ubiquitous problem originates from the cell phones. I’m also a high school student, I can see some of my classmates use it for texting every day in class instead of listening to the teacher. Students also use it for playing video games, listening to music, watching videos. And definitely, while you are playing with your phones, you will not be able to absorb the lesson that the teacher is trying to teach. It’s not easy to do two things at the same time, except you are super. Have you ever tried to draw a circle by your left hand and draw a rectangle by the other hand simultaneously? When you do two things or more at the same time, your brain will just focus on one thing and naturally ignore the other. As Peter Bregman wrote in the Harvard Business Review Blog Network that multitasking can reduce productivity by as much as 40%, increase stress and cause a 10-point fall in IQ.
Currently, cheating is seemed to be the serious issue in school. And one of its supporters is cell phones. According to Benenson Media Group survey (August 2009) for CommonSense Media there is 52 percent say they know students who store information on their phones to use during quizzes, 57 percent say they know students who text friends for answers during quizzes, 41 percent say they know students who have taken pictures of quizzes to send to their friends, 45 percent say they know students who search the Web on their phones for answers during quizzes. So what is the point of allowing using cell phones in the...