Many students at CMS say that homework should be totally online. that would get rid of more paper use, and also eliminate the famous ¨My dog ate my homework!” excuse, along with many others. Having cell phones in class would allow students to start their homework in their free periods or after school.
Cell phones can also be lifesavers in emergencies, literally! Veeti Happonen from CMS says, “cell phones could be really useful in an emergency because you can call your parents”. For example, say you get lost during a field trip. Being able to call or contact your teacher in some way might be your only way back to them, and luckily, you have your cellphone!
Or maybe something less extreme, say you thought you were going to your friends house, but your mom wants to cancel the plan. She can call you and all will be well
Cons and Destractions
It is important, however, to acknowledge the cons of cell phones. Many people from CMS have admitted to using there cell phones to talk to other students and play games during class. While cell phones can be serious distractions, we have the technology to remotely turn off or simply collect cell phones during class If it becomes necessary. we can also block certain games, websites, and apps, so now we are not left with any cons...