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Cell phone use in schools on the rise: Several districts in Genesee County allow students to text, call in between classes, during lunch

Cell phone use in schools on the rise: Several districts in Genesee County allow students to text, call in between classes, during lunch | Cell Phone Policies | Scoop.it

Cellphone-toting students are now texting, talking and surfing the Internet in some local schools, as some districts loosen restrictions on electronic devices.Some educators say they’re embracing the learning potential of smart phones and other devices. Others say they’re just bowing to the inevitable.

A new cellphone policy in the Flushing School District allows high school students to use their phones in between classes until the bell rings to start each period. Previously, Flushing students could use the phone only at lunchtime during the school day.

“For me not allowing cell phones was like locking me out of the library,” said Flushing High School Principal Jason Melynchek. “Why would we stop them from looking up something, having access to information? This is what our technology is providing us.”

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School Cell Phone Policies: 7 Common Rules - Law and Daily Life

School Cell Phone Policies: 7 Common Rules - Law and Daily Life | Cell Phone Policies | Scoop.it
With baby iPhones and children's mobile apps gaining popularity, it's no surprise that school cell phone policies are becoming increasingly comprehensive. Schools across the country have different approaches to the ...

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Pamela Hill's curator insight, September 24, 2013 12:29 PM

Good list for policy making.

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Cell phone use in schools on the rise: Several districts in Genesee County allow students to text, call in between classes, during lunch

Cell phone use in schools on the rise: Several districts in Genesee County allow students to text, call in between classes, during lunch | Cell Phone Policies | Scoop.it

Cellphone-toting students are now texting, talking and surfing the Internet in some local schools, as some districts loosen restrictions on electronic devices.Some educators say they’re embracing the learning potential of smart phones and other devices. Others say they’re just bowing to the inevitable.

A new cellphone policy in the Flushing School District allows high school students to use their phones in between classes until the bell rings to start each period. Previously, Flushing students could use the phone only at lunchtime during the school day.

“For me not allowing cell phones was like locking me out of the library,” said Flushing High School Principal Jason Melynchek. “Why would we stop them from looking up something, having access to information? This is what our technology is providing us.”

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Schools adjusting cell phone policies - Middletown Journal

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Schools adjusting cell phone policiesMiddletown JournalStaff photo by Gary Stelzer Middletown High School junior Aquiles Estepan uses his cell phones Friday during a free period at the school in Middletown.

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Schools Weigh Pros, Cons of Student Cell Phone Use

Schools Weigh Pros, Cons of Student Cell Phone Use | Cell Phone Policies | Scoop.it
But the issues surrounding student use of new and ever more convenient communications devices also raise other questions–not only in dealing with other aspects of emergency response, but also in how to properly integrate ...

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To Ban or Not to Ban: Schools Weigh Cell Phone Policies | MindShift

To Ban or Not to Ban: Schools Weigh Cell Phone Policies | MindShift | Cell Phone Policies | Scoop.it

"For many schools, these are formal rules, written in school policy or in student handbooks. But as phones become like more extended appendages in everyone’s lives, schools are rethinking their policies. MindShift asked teachers how or whether these rules were changing and received some interesting feedback."


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Revisiting Cell Phone Bans in Schools -- THE Journal

Revisiting Cell Phone Bans in Schools -- THE Journal | Cell Phone Policies | Scoop.it
Twenty-four percent of K-12 schools ban cell phones altogether, and 62 percent allow phones on school grounds but ban them in the classroom, according to the most recent national data available.

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Milwaukee Public Schools Say Hello To Life With out Cell Phones ...

But, students in Milwaukee Public colleges wont be amongst those yakking on thei… Cell Phone Ban in Milwaukee Public Schools. Its challenging to imagine a world with out cell phones. Subsequent to the World wide web its most likely the ...

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New Call For Change In NYC School Cell Phone Policy « CBS New ...

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Should students in New York City schools be allowed to have cell phones? There is a new call for a change in citywide policy.

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Jaden Helton's curator insight, February 25, 2014 10:05 AM

NYC getting things changed for schools now strudels are allowed to have cell phones in school if such a big city allows it why can't our school?

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Milwaukee Public Schools Say Hello To Life With out Cell Phones ...

But, students in Milwaukee Public colleges wont be amongst those yakking on thei… Cell Phone Ban in Milwaukee Public Schools. Its challenging to imagine a world with out cell phones. Subsequent to the World wide web its most likely the ...

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>> Cell Phones in Schools – The Great Debate | no contract cell phone plans

With today's technological advances making cell phones pervasive into nearly every aspect of people's lives, it comes as no surprise that cell phones in schools (New post: Cell Phones in Schools - The Great Debate


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Schools give mixed signals on cell phone use - WBEZ

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As students around Chicago go back to school, many have to leave their mobile phones at home. That's because many districts are restricting the use of cell phones during school hours.

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Cell Phones in the (Language) Classroom: Recasting the Debate (EDUCAUSE Quarterly) | EDUCAUSE

To pursue a paradigm shift in education with limited finances, schools should consider taking advantage of ubiquitous cell phone technology for pedagogical purposes that square with best practices within appropriate disciplines


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