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Significance Of Mobile Phone In Classes

Cell phones have become more of a necessity than a fancy item. Even young

kids can be seen carrying cell phones and smartphones, either chatting or

playing some game. There is no denying that they have become a part of

everyday life. In fact, life cannot be imagined without a cell phone. Mobile phones

are also important to the students because it allows them to store data. Pictures,

file, video and audio can be stored on many mobile phones that helps student in

there study. This enables the students to carry files around wherever they go,

ensuring that they are always with the important documents for school or their

personal life.

A cell phone can easily turn from “classroom learning tool” into

“classroom disruption”. When students use their cell phones to check

social media and text their friends in class, it leads to distractions for those

students as well as for their peers. This can cause disruptions in class,

particularly if the teacher is constantly telling students to turn their devices

off. Cell phones can also lead to increased problems with bullying on the

school ground. Cyber bullying can be harder to see than other forms of

bullying, making it difficult for teachers to identify and stop when it is

happening. Cell phones can be a helpful learning tool in class. But they

can also be used by students to access information while taking a test,

leading to cheating. Even if a student isn’t caught, this can lead to him or

her having a poor understanding of the material in the future, and is unfair

to students who studied hard to do well. (Nick Whitehead,” Cell Phones In

The Classroom: Learning Tool Or Distraction? ”Oxford Learning.(Posted

on April 26,2011) Retrieved on January 18, 2020 from

https://www.oxfordlearning.com/should-cell-phones-be-allowed-

classrooms/.
If properly managed, cell phones can be used as tools to help

children learn in the classroom. The following are some of the pros of

allowing cell phones in school. Cell phones give students access to tools

and apps that can help them complete and stay on top of their class work.

These tools can also teach students to develop better study habits, like

time management and organization skills. Using social media can keep

students interested in class and encourage them to participate in the

discussion. Some teachers create twitter hash tags or message boards

students can use during class discussions to share thoughts and ideas.

This can be especially helpful for students who might not be comfortable

speaking in class. Teachers can take advantage of cell phones by

providing students with resources to find more information about a topic.

This can include videos, news stories, online discussion groups, and

more. Allowing students to access these resources in class can help

encourage participation and discussions. Cell phones can give students

access to more information, letting them research more about a topic

while having class discussions. This is especially true for current events

that have not yet been covered in school textbooks. (Nick Whitehead,”

Cell Phones In The Classroom: Learning Tool Or Distraction? ”Oxford

Learning.(Posted on April 26,2011) Retrieved on January 18, 2020 from

https://www.oxfordlearning.com/should-cell-phones-be-allowed-

classrooms/.

You don't have to be a pro photographer to see the difference

between modern phone cameras and the ones on your old flip-phone. A

great camera is important for more than just great photos. You can use

your camera for some surprising other things, like visual search.

Smartphones are as much about enjoying media as they are about

communicating. You watch movies play games and view photos on your
mobile screen and you want the crispest display around. Near Field

Communications allows your smartphone to transmit data to other phones

and tablets in the vicinity. It's really handy for sharing pictures and music.

You can even use it to pay at stores and restaurants. Plenty of great

Android and Windows phones offer NFC. Most smartphones come with

anywhere between 16 and 32 gigabytes of storage. Extra space is a nice

luxury, but these days you'll be saving most of your media in the cloud.

How cool would it be to control your TV with your smartphone? You'll

never search for the remote again. Phones like the HTC One and

Samsung Galaxy S4 include Infrared transmitters as well as apps to help

you control your TV. Your smartphone could have a shrink-ray or turn lead

into gold and it would still be useless without juice. There are ways to

boost the battery life of your gadget, but at the end of the day a larger

battery is going to last you longer.

As it turns out, parents have reason to worry. Results of a 2016

Common Sense Media Report found that 50 percent of teens “feel

addicted” to mobile devices, while 59 percent of parents surveyed believe

that kids are addicted to their devices. This survey also showed that 72

percent of teens and 48 percent of parents feel the need to immediately

respond to texts, social-networking messages, and other notifications; 69

percent of parents and 78 percent of teens check their devices at least

hourly. A 2018 Pew Research Report showed that 45 percent of teens

said they use the Internet “almost constantly,” and another 44 percent said

they go online several times a day. According to this report, 50 percent of

teenage girls are “near-constant” online users, compared to 39 percent of

teenage boys. 95 percent of teens have access to a smartphone. Given

that teens use their smartphones for a variety of reasons, both personal

and academic (often simultaneously), it helps to focus less on counting the


minutes of use and more on how they use their smartphones. Parents

hear a lot about the importance of teaching balance, but part of evaluating

for a healthy balance lies in understanding how teens actually use their

phones and what purpose that uses serves them. YouTube, for example,

can be both recreational and academic. (Katie Hurley,” Teen age mobile

phones addiction”Psycom. (Posted on August 6,2019) Retrieved on

January 18, 2020 from https://www.psycom.net/cell-phone-internet-

addiction.

As much as we all know that mobile phones have their

disadvantage and advantage, it is different in how it is used. Using mobile

phones in class can help the student to obtain knowledge and information

to learn using the mobile phones as a learning tool. If it is misused it will

tempt students to use the mobile phones to cheat in tests, it also can

disrupt the class, and it will distract the student from listening to the

lectures. The mobile phones have many features to use in class it could

be useful or distraction. We could not blame the mobile phone of its

distraction to the student, we only can blame student on how will they use

it in their class.

1. What is Mobile Phone?

2. What are the disadvantages in using Mobile Phone in classes?

3. What are advantages in using Mobile Phone in classes?

4. What are some other features we can get in using Mobile Phones?

5. Why do students become addicted to using Mobile Phones?