Cell Phones

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Who does not have a cell phones these days? The amazing thing about cellphones is that they are no longer just used for calling or texting. They have become indispensable multi-tool wonder. Today’s cell phone is cutting-edge technology at your fingertips. With this in mind, should students be allowed to use cell phones in school? Students should be required to use them. Cell phones do not just allow students to stay connected with family and friends, they are also excellent learning resource, and they encourage the responsible use of technology.

To begin with, cell phones make it possible for students to stay in touch with family and friends. A student can call home and ask a family member to bring them something that they might of left, or to come get them if they got sick at school or something like that. Also, cell phones allow parents to keep track of their children whereabouts 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. Having a cell phone is like having a guardian angel. Students can also connect with friends, but not just because it’s a fun thing to do: my professor sometimes asks us to text or email a classmate when they are absent to let them know what is going on in class and to inform them of any homework. When used responsibly, a cell phone can be an excellent communication tool.

Also, cell phones especially smart phones are a fabulous learning resource. Students can use tools such as the calculator, the map finder and the calendar. I have used my cell phone in Math, Western Civilization, and to keep track with my homework. My science teacher lets us use our smart phone to do research when we are doing group work or working on a project. For example, when studying biology we did research on local jobs having to do with protecting the environment. Plus there are lots of great learning websites, including essay writing website we can use...
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