College students are going to bring their cellphones to class no matter what you do.
As a teacher, you might think you have to try to ban them.
Instead of opting to ban or ignore them you can harness the power of cellphones.
And by getting your class to use them as part of their learning, you can turn this obstacle into a win for your students.
Some students are already using digital textbooks in class using their cellphones, while others are open to that option.
There are some students who don’t want to use their cell phones in school for academic purposes. The majority feel digital devices help them to learn more effectively. Through active learning, where students are taught and led to recall information through action, rather than passive listening.But it’s a losing battle to ban them as school policy.Students don’t like to be separated from their cellphones.The use of cell phones in school may take away the students urge to use them, which would than create a better learning place for these students. Once students show teacher they can handle it, I will agree.Bibliography "Fair Cell Phone Use in Schools: Pros and Cons of Cell Phones in School." Teaching & Technology. It is realistic that there will always be bulling through text message, online, or face to face, although if someone is bulling another student through text message that student could save these messages as proof to show authority of what was really said.There will always be problems with cheating on tests, although to solve this problem since the teacher already knows that every student has a cell phone, the students would have to take their cell phones out, turn them off and place them on the corner of their desks during test time. I strongly think cell phones should be used at school just in case of emergencies, there are still many irresponsable students who might use them unproperly during class time, distracting themselves and others.Most of today’s college freshmen are younger than Google and researched their first school project on Wikipedia.From the viewpoint of administrators looking to recruit students and offer a better learning experience, incorporating smartphones into the curriculum through active learning and participation could be a major selling point for courses.This would save time and would allow the teachers more time to teach.The camera devices on the cell phones can come in handy also, if a student is absent a friend can take a picture of their work and send it to their friend to keep him/her updated with missing work.