Presentation on theme: "By: Maranda Pierson and Olivia Neighbors. Why do schools have bans on cell phone use? It causes a distraction to students during class Students cheat."— Presentation transcript:
Why do schools have bans on cell phone use? It causes a distraction to students during class Students cheat on tests Take and distribute photos of students Cyberbullying
Why does BCMS have a ban on cell phones? “Students use them inappropriately. No one would learn. Everyone would have their phones out texting etc., and as a principal, it is our job to protect the students.” - Jeff Jennings- Principal of BCMS
In class: The first time the teacher takes up the phone until the end of the day. The second and third time teacher will turn phone in to the front office and the parent will have to pick it up at the end of the day. The fourth time is when the student will be put in ISS (In-school Suspension). What if you are caught with your phone?
Positives of being allowed to use your phone. Use Internet for research Keep notes, calendar, and voice recorder handy Teachers could use Poll Everywhere for quick recall on student comprehension
Negatives of being allowed to use your phone. Cheating- students can share answers during tests or store information about test content to use during test Harassment- students can take and distribute inappropriate pictures of students Stealing- phones could end up stolen
What do teachers think? Should students be able to use their phones during school? - During part of the lesson yes, you could use Poll Everywhere and the Internet for research - No, with today’s technology students will be able to look up any answer and therefore not get the benefit that they need
What do teachers think? Have you ever used cell phones in class for a school project or research? - Yes for a project once and students were not responsible with the access. Instead they had taken pictures of her classroom and posted them on Facebook.
Students’ responses: Why should we be able to use our phones during school? - In case of an emergency, you could contact someone faster - Extra-curricular activities reschedule plans