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

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Do you agree?

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  2. No!

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  1. isuno1fan

    isuno1fan Well-Known Member

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    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?
     
  2. im4cyclones

    im4cyclones Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  3. im4cyclones

    im4cyclones Well-Known Member

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    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).
     
  4. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    Cell phones being used to play music or whatever? No. Cell phones used to make phone calls? Sure.
     
  5. isuno1fan

    isuno1fan Well-Known Member

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    True, but doesn't that exclude students that don't have their own device?
     
  6. isuno1fan

    isuno1fan Well-Known Member

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    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)?
     
  7. im4cyclones

    im4cyclones Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  8. Rabbuk

    Rabbuk Well-Known Member

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    Yes to phones no to iPods.
     
  9. Agclone91

    Agclone91 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  10. isuno1fan

    isuno1fan Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  11. BallSoHard4Cy

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    It would be great if it were that easy, but it's not. Kids will sneak it during class.
     
  12. im4cyclones

    im4cyclones Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  13. im4cyclones

    im4cyclones Well-Known Member

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    True, but kids will sneak it if banned too.
     
  14. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  15. Agclone91

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    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.
     
  16. ImJustKCClone

    ImJustKCClone Well-Known Member

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    There's this marvelous, magical room called a "library"...

    Is it faster on the net? Probably. Is it accurate on the net? Do you really want your future doctor learning medical "facts" via Wiki?


    The internet can be a marvelous tool, but I believe that people are far too dependent on their electronics. It won't hurt high-schoolers to be separated from their devices during class time.
     
  17. im4cyclones

    im4cyclones Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. My point was simply that an out-right ban eliminates those times when it might be beneficial.

    Maybe if we taught kids to use it appropriately, maybe there wouldn't be idiots who answered their phone in the movie theater (like some idiot did when I was there this summer).
    :rolleyes:
     
  18. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    Nothing like old Encyclopedia's for accurate information.
     
  19. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

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    What reason does anyone in K-12 need a cell phone at school?
     
  20. im4cyclones

    im4cyclones Well-Known Member

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    I assume you are out of school. So when was the last time you went to a library to research something? My guess? When you were in school. So what does that say about the usefulness of it?

    You, me, doctors, pretty much everyone uses the Internet to search for information now. Information and porn.
     

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