James Keaton Lang
4 January, 2012
Technology Turned Wrong
In today’s society, people of all ages and genders are with their cell phones at all times. Whether it is while driving, walking down the aisle in a grocery store, or even in class, cell phones have become a part of everyday live. However, it is always a controversy in the classroom between teachers and students whether cell phone usage should be allowed in school. Students might enjoy using their cellular devises during class but this inflicts more harm than help towards everyone. The most harmful attributes of using a cell phone in class can be narrowed to simple distraction and cheating. A cell phone can produce many distractions in the classroom. Loud ringtones and musical noises can easily cause a huge disturbance by calls, notifications, games, or text messages. If allowed, students would take full advantage of the use of their cell phones. Students could answer phone calls or reply to text messages at any given time during class. With today’s technology, the everyday cell phone has actually been transformed into a miniature computer. Now these cellular devices come with many more sources of entertainment along with internet capabilities. The capability of downloading games and applications would become more of a worry for the students than learning the lesson that class is providing that day. With all of these distractions a cell phone provides, any lesson would turn into hell for both the teacher and the students who actually intend to do something. Cell phones could also provide a means of cheating on tests. Almost all cell phones have texting, and kids have become good at texting without getting caught. It would be easy for kids to text each other the answers to tests during testing sessions if everyone is allowed to use their phone during class. If teachers ask what students are doing, they can just say that they are texting their mom. Now,...
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