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    Should cell phones/ipods, etc be banned from use during school?

    I see Bondurant schools are banning use of cell phones/ipods, etc during school time. This includes in between classes, lunch, etc as well. They can only be used before or after school. Do you agree with this?



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    Re: Should cell phones/ipods, etc be banned from use during school?

    I say no. I don't think they should be banned. But I do think there should be restrictions -- only used during passing time, lunch, etc.



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    Re: Should cell phones/ipods, etc be banned from use during school?

    Not familiar with B-F's technology (1:1 school?) but students using their devices in school also provides technology that could be useful/helpful in the classroom (web access).



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    Re: Should cell phones/ipods, etc be banned from use during school?

    Cell phones being used to play music or whatever? No. Cell phones used to make phone calls? Sure.



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    Re: Should cell phones/ipods, etc be banned from use during school?

    Quote Originally Posted by im4cyclones View Post
    Not familiar with B-F's technology (1:1 school?) but students using their devices in school also provides technology that could be useful/helpful in the classroom (web access).
    True, but doesn't that exclude students that don't have their own device?



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    Re: Should cell phones/ipods, etc be banned from use during school?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Cell phones being used to play music or whatever? No. Cell phones used to make phone calls? Sure.
    What phone calls would need to be made during the school day that couldn't be made via the office (because I assume you are implying communication with parents)?



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    Re: Should cell phones/ipods, etc be banned from use during school?

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    True, but doesn't that exclude students that don't have their own device?
    But you could have students pair up with those who have a device. Not saying it is great but if 1/3 of the class has a device, they could get in groups of 3 to do a quick internet search for something. Not much more than a band-aid for a lack of technology.

    I am just saying that an outright ban seems heavy-handed. There are times when it could be beneficial for students to have web-enabled devices in their possession.



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    Re: Should cell phones/ipods, etc be banned from use during school?

    Yes to phones no to iPods.



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    Re: Should cell phones/ipods, etc be banned from use during school?

    I don't see any need for cell phones in schools prior to college, and this is coming from a recent college graduate (so not an old fuddy duddy). My high school had a zero-tolerance cell phone policy, it was never really an issue. Pretty much all schools anymore have laptops, ipads, or some other device provided to the students to use in the classroom anyway.



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    Re: Should cell phones/ipods, etc be banned from use during school?

    Quote Originally Posted by im4cyclones View Post
    But you could have students pair up with those who have a device. Not saying it is great but if 1/3 of the class has a device, they could get in groups of 3 to do a quick internet search for something. Not much more than a band-aid for a lack of technology.

    I am just saying that an outright ban seems heavy-handed. There are times when it could be beneficial for students to have web-enabled devices in their possession.
    While true, I think there are plenty of learning opportunties, regardless of class, that don't involve the need to search the web. In fact, I could argue it would improve learning and communication between students.



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    Re: Should cell phones/ipods, etc be banned from use during school?

    Quote Originally Posted by im4cyclones View Post
    I say no. I don't think they should be banned. But I do think there should be restrictions -- only used during passing time, lunch, etc.
    It would be great if it were that easy, but it's not. Kids will sneak it during class.


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    Re: Should cell phones/ipods, etc be banned from use during school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Agclone91 View Post
    I don't see any need for cell phones in schools prior to college, and this is coming from a recent college graduate (so not an old fuddy duddy). My high school had a zero-tolerance cell phone policy, it was never really an issue. Pretty much all schools anymore have laptops, ipads, or some other device provided to the students to use in the classroom anyway.
    A lot of districts have labs or laptop carts that can be reserved by a teacher but that doesn't necessarily mean they are available when the teacher wants to use them.

    And a number of school are part of the 1:1 initiative but not "pretty much all." In fact, there was a tweet sometime last year by Jason Glass that said just over 1/3 of districts are part in some fashion. Of those, I doubt few offer them on a 7-12 basis.



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    Re: Should cell phones/ipods, etc be banned from use during school?

    Quote Originally Posted by BallSoHard4Cy View Post
    It would be great if it were that easy, but it's not. Kids will sneak it during class.
    True, but kids will sneak it if banned too.



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    Re: Should cell phones/ipods, etc be banned from use during school?

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    What phone calls would need to be made during the school day that couldn't be made via the office (because I assume you are implying communication with parents)?
    That's what I mean, if you have a legitimate reason to make a phone call you can use a teacher's phone or go to the office to do it.



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    Re: Should cell phones/ipods, etc be banned from use during school?

    Quote Originally Posted by im4cyclones View Post
    A lot of districts have labs or laptop carts that can be reserved by a teacher but that doesn't necessarily mean they are available when the teacher wants to use them.

    And a number of school are part of the 1:1 initiative but not "pretty much all." In fact, there was a tweet sometime last year by Jason Glass that said just over 1/3 of districts are part in some fashion. Of those, I doubt few offer them on a 7-12 basis.
    Many of the school districts are going to issued laptops or ipads though as well. The student gets it when they're in 9th grade and keep it until their a Senior where they have the option to buy it or return it.



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