Should iPods, Cell Phones, and other Electronic Devices be banned from school?

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Should iPods, Cell Phones, and other Electronic Devices be banned from school?

Yes because... No because...

they should

iPods should not be out during school hours...technology also has disadvantages at some points...
iPods and mobile phones prove to distract many young students from the job they are mend to do at school.... making it permissible in school is distracting them from studies!!!!
iPods should be used as amode of entertainment... not distraction..

The apps that can serve as a "huge educational purpose " could be use in the students free time.

im sure said apps are not part of the curriculum. The school provides students with the information they need to understand and pass the class. Whether the ipod has the information or not is irrelevent. If the student wishes to use the ipod as a form of study on their own time is fine, but to manage work at school is unnecessary. Therefore, Ipods at school are just an increased chance of distraction and fooling around that hold absolutely no benefit to the student

You know that the ipod and phone are not all fun and games. They have educational values to them as well. There are apps that you can get that serve a huge educational purpose to them.

Should iPods, Cell Phones, and other Electronic Devices be banned from school?

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yes i pod should be gone with noobs

These electronics devices of all kind. are they helpful or are they attached to education the answer is no all this is leisure not educational if this was educational why will we be debating here for no reason these are things that are for lesisure time in life their is a time where you do something realaxing as something educational if you take them to school they enchance a bad behaviour on you they will take your mind off of learning that parent pay for you to learn.

No they can be used for research and learning. There are learning apps on ipods and phones. Ipods in school!!!!!!

Should iPods, Cell Phones, and other Electronic Devices be banned from school?

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They Should be banned!

Kids will get to distracted playing games, texting, and CHEATING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How many kids do you think would listen to the teacher?
There are a couple kids that hate the teacher and ignore him, so that won't work.

your spelling is why they need less distractions in school >>>

Then you tell the kids to set them all out on their desk and to have them turned complety off and when they are done they can turn them back on. orr u could debate on bringing back the cane, huh, how that for exaggeration itza test for kidz when u get to uni then u hit the big guns and it becomes annoying

Should iPods, Cell Phones, and other Electronic Devices be banned from school?

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they should be band for reasons

the reasons are that i pods are a distration and people wont get there work done.

Help them CHEAT ON A TEST OR QUIZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do you think they would listen?

It's a proven fact that music helps concentration so when the class is doing work that doesn't involve the teach talking, they should with out a doubt be allowed to use iPod. When the teacher is talking and explaining things to the whole class, obviously they should be able to listen to their iPod then. IPOs should be allowed in class but to an extent. Let the teacher decide when its appropriate to listen to there iPod and when it is not.
As for cellphones, they should only be allowed when the student is finished with work, or in the hallways on the way to class
unless of course they are using an app of some type (a app for a dictionary, for spelling etc.) in which case it would be up to the teacher to decide whether its appropriate.
As for any other electronic devices, the only one i can think of is an electronic book of some sort. Just like with any book or any thing for that matter, it should be up to the teacher to decide.
In conclusion, all electronic devices should be allowed in school but should be limited to how ever much the teacher feels is necessary. There should be no rules that are set in stone such as "No iPod or cellphones in school" as that is just counter productive since electronic devices can really benefit students in many ways.

Should iPods, Cell Phones, and other Electronic Devices be banned from school?

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Yes, to some degree

I think that iPod's should not be allowed in school to some degree because it gets distracting at times, and people can be playing games and be on the internet instead of listening to the teacher and learning at school. There is a purpose to school, and if you decide to just sit there and play games all day then you will not learn anything, and your grades might start dropping.

I think that people should be allowed to be using their iPod's and electronic devices when it is recess time because that is the time when you are free to do anything you want. if people want to spend their recess on there iPod's when it is their free time, I think that, that is totally fair. I think that any other time during school hours is not ok, because if a person is talking and you are sitting in your seat with your iPod, then you might get it taken away, but it is also being disrespectful to the person that is talking, because you are not giving them your attention and being a respectful listener.

you can download games and apps prior to going to school and use them while connected to school wifi or not

I think you are wrong. You could download a program that allows you to block websites. If you have them in your school you can auto matically deny any games or webistes.That they should not be be on. You are not being disrecpetful. If you are not looking and just ingoring te person thats how i fill.

Should iPods, Cell Phones, and other Electronic Devices be banned from school?

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Students will still use them

kids still use ipods and phones in class even when we are not allowed. taking them away wont do anything, in fact it would increase students rebelling and having to hide them from the teacher, which result in us missing olujt on even MORE learning time.

<===== dude, that makes no sense what so ever

Should iPods, Cell Phones, and other Electronic Devices be banned from school?

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!!!!!!

We should not allow this because this devices can be expensive too.
If some of students buy them and if others don't, it can make them jealous.
Plus, this jealousy can bring bigger problems like stealing.

Even if we let them use for education we can use them without it like
instead of electric books in ipods we can use regular books.
Also, we will have some extra money,

This devices can make students unhealthy, even though it makes
studying easier.

Should iPods, Cell Phones, and other Electronic Devices be banned from school?

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they can be used to cheat on tests

with all the new smartphones that have internet access, it is easy enough to simply google an answer. heck, i do it all the time! (not in school of course)

Even non smart phones can be used to text answers.

Should iPods, Cell Phones, and other Electronic Devices be banned from school?

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Ipods in School!!

Go home, and use the computer, ask if you can go to the school libary, go to the district libary.

But at the end of the day you wont know your home work and you will probely have alot of home work because you didn't listen to your teacher.

No they should not. Say you need to type on a computer but you dont have one, with the ipod you can do more and even
add some more stuff to it so I say. YES!!!!!!!!!

Ya you will you should be doing the work with your ipod. And what if your school dose not have computers. Then what do you do?

Should iPods, Cell Phones, and other Electronic Devices be banned from school?

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Ipods should be allowed in school!

i pods are distrating you could easily get distated to an app and be playing games all day and not know what your home work is and then you will get bad grade. plus your parents might take away your ipod

That is what home is for.

What reasearch?
most if not all research can be done with the resources provided by the school. And the fact that the ipod is potentially used for "fun" when class is "boring' is the exact reason it shouldnt be allowed

Ipods should be allowed in school because of research and you can have some fun in school if it get really boring.

Should iPods, Cell Phones, and other Electronic Devices be banned from school?

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ipods help kids focus

It will also distract kids, because they might start singing the music they are listining too.

How?

When?

By Who?

i pods and mp3 players have been proven to help kids do better on tests and on their homework i don't know by who but many kids focus better with a little music in the background and i have personal experience and it does help i have seen improvement on my homework and assignments.

Should iPods, Cell Phones, and other Electronic Devices be banned from school?

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They can be used as a tool.

There is such a thing as a place to reycle ink. iPods just waste electricey which costs more money. No I don't!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Your theory requires every student to have an ipod, which is either coming from the parents pocket (which will start big problems) or its coming from the schools pocket (which is a lot more money, trusting a kid to not lose/steal that ipod). in the end, the computers would be cheaper and more "green" :)

Most schools dont have a computer of some sort so the kids have to write those papers. Yet if you add ipods to the school it cuts back on paper and other materials that are needed for school such a pencils, and ink. Think do you really want ipods in school.

Should iPods, Cell Phones, and other Electronic Devices be banned from school?

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Depends.

Students will hide the iPod on a test, so why take the chance of having to have a student retake the test. It would also give the kids a grade they don't deserve.

They should be allowed because it used for educational related tasks like, using the calculator or searching up information or taking notes when you forget your notebook or pencil. But I also think that teachers should limit the use of it, like during lessons and only to use during work time. It''s not like the teacher will let students use it during a test!

Should iPods, Cell Phones, and other Electronic Devices be banned from school?

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ipod's should be allowed in school.

Which means you can't hear the teacher tell the directions, and you will have to ask him/her to repeat them. Which will fustrate them.

I do think that ipods should be allowed in schools because it provides entertainment when your doing seat work and it keeps you more focused on the work instead of anything else because you cant really hear anything around you.

Should iPods, Cell Phones, and other Electronic Devices be banned from school?

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They Can Be Used Educationally.

allowed* and you had a device you could have looked that up on.

point being, we learn more from searching and studying that we do from google doing our work for us.

In the end, it comes down to the fact that cheating is easier, much more accessible, being distracted, plaiying games is right at the finger tips of the students. Then comes the whole "listening to the music while the techers trying to talk"... not a good idea.

Then is comes down to money. If you want to eliminate paper and such and have all documents on a laptop or another sort of hand-held device (tablet, mp3 player, phone) then schools could eliminate books, worksheets ect. But this means every student needs to have the same device which so that the teacher can provide documents (in the same file format). This also means that every parent or school district needs to dish out so much money for very student to have said electronic device. This means instead of $40 for a lost text book, its $200-500 for the electronic devic thats lost or stolen. This would increase "crime rate" in schools!

Overall its expensive, allow for kids to cheat, get distracted and learn in less effective way. The idea of it sounds nice, but its not as good as the first glance.

In my opinion ipods,cellphones, and other electric devices should not be banned because you could use these devices for learning. Ipods could be used as calculators. Cellphones also used as calculators and if you can get internet you could search something small and quick up. Other electronic devices like laptops can be used for reasearch for note taking etc. We are living in the twetny first century, people have to recognize that we are getting more into technology and getting rid of paper and pencil. Electronics are moving there way into our lives and theres nothing we can od to stop it. Using technology in class is definetly a yes. There's so much more you can do when using things like ipods, cellphones and other electronic devices. Yes students will be off task sometimes but they wil still get there work done. Over all I tihnk that elctronic devices should be aloud in schools for educaitonal reasons.

Should iPods, Cell Phones, and other Electronic Devices be banned from school?

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they can be used to cheat

WRONG PLACE DIPSHIT

with all the new smartphones that have internet access, it is easy enough to simply google an answer. heck, i do it all the time! (not in school of course)

Even non smart phones can be used to text answers.

Should iPods, Cell Phones, and other Electronic Devices be banned from school?

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NO Way!

WHat the FUck man?

Thats why they should be banned. To stop kids from doing that in school ->->->

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Should iPods, Cell Phones, and other Electronic Devices be banned from school?

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ALL THE WAYS THEY CAN BE USEFUL

FUCK!

reducing the computers will then keep the rush for the computers the same. Your point is invalid. Oh! and taking pictures of notes means youre not writing them down, which is a good way of learning and remembering.

Bringing personal devices to school will help students learn by letting them be in control of there own devices and take pictures of large notes that they have to take. Bringing personal devices will also let students research information faster with there smart phones and let students be in charge of their own learning techniques and let students listen to music witch helps then focus more.

Bringing personal devices will also make the use of school devices easier by freeing up the computer lab/cart so that not everyone has to go and rush for a computer and some people are left without any. Bringing personal devices will also let some the school not have to buy as much computers and cuts the school budget

Should iPods, Cell Phones, and other Electronic Devices be banned from school?

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Should iPods, Cell Phones, and other Electronic Devices be banned from school?

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If used correctly they can diminish interruptions.

Let's assume a large class is taking a test. This class has maybe twenty-five students. The odds that you are able to separate all the students that may possibly be talkative or disruptive is minuscule, but if you allow these students to use an iPod at a low volume they will likely just listen contently. I have personally seen students get away with it for the simple reason that they draw no attention with their head down listening quietly to their preferred music. Isn't the focus of many school rules to minimize distraction to other class members?

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