Why can't kids have cell phones in school?
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Two Southside School Systems Are Allowing Mobile Devices in the Classroom - WSET

Two Southside School Systems Are Allowing Mobile Devices in the Classroom - WSET | Why can't kids have cell phones in school? | Scoop.it
Two Southside School Systems Are Allowing Mobile Devices in the Classroom WSET Henry Co., VA - In most schools, using cell phones in school would land students in the principal's office, but Martinsville High School Principal Angie Weinerth won't...

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Both school systems say there are rules for where cell phones can and cannot be used, as well as times - like testing - when they must be turned off, but these educators are ready to use these tools - right at our fingertips - to take students to new heights. 
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This school is going through a pilot program to text and see if cell phones in school is a good idea, and so far it is.  They use them if needed during class and in the cafeteria.  They are not allowed during tests so there can be no cheating 

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Why cell phones should be allowed in schools.

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It's the law: No cell phones in school zones

It's going to cost you up to $500 if you're ticketed for using a cell phone while in a school zone -- even if you're parked, waiting to pick someone up.
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http://archive.austinisd.org/schools/docs/police_dispatch_200912.pdf

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Cell Phones in School: Tools or Toys?

Cell Phones in School: Tools or Toys? | Why can't kids have cell phones in school? | Scoop.it
Schools have begun asking whether cell phones should be used in schools or not because cell phones are sometime considered tools while others consider them to be toys. Cell phones or any other wireless technology have ...

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A Teacher's Life for Me: Friday's Five - Allow Students to Use Cell Phones in Class

A Teacher's Life for Me: Friday's Five - Allow Students to Use Cell Phones in Class | Why can't kids have cell phones in school? | Scoop.it

Now it's your turn. What are the policies on cell phones in your school? Do you think phones should be used by students in schools? Are there ways to ensure that phones are not misused in schools if we allow them? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below and pass the post on to others using Plurk, Twitter, Google+, and Facebook so that we can hear as many opinions as possible.


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Students should have cellphones for safety's sake; City Commission must ... - Vineland Daily Journal

Students should have cellphones for safety's sake; City Commission must ... - Vineland Daily Journal | Why can't kids have cell phones in school? | Scoop.it
Students should have cellphones for safety's sake; City Commission must ...
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Why cellphones should be allowed at school.

This movie is about why cellphones should be allowed at school.
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Teachers share tips for using smart phones as learning tools in class, at home

Teachers share tips for using smart phones as learning tools in class, at home | Why can't kids have cell phones in school? | Scoop.it
For years, schools have banned the use of cell phones in schools. But today, some schools are cautiously embracing smart phones as a student-friendly technology that can enhance lessons at little cost to schools.

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Using smart phones has given students the freedom to explore and challenge themselves beyond the lesson, one teacher said.

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Study: High School Students Using Cell Phones in Class—but not for Schoolwork

Study: High School Students Using Cell Phones in Class—but not for Schoolwork | Why can't kids have cell phones in school? | Scoop.it

"Just as many high school teachers are becoming comfortable with incorporating smartphones and other digital devices into classrooms to aid with learning, a new study finds that a majority of high schoolstudents are already using cell phones in class—to text, send emails, and browse social media sites."


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Students Using Cellphones in Class

Some students are getting together to figure out ways to use cellphones in classrooms. We are also examining other devices like smartphones, the iPod Touch, ...
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