Name: Hogan-Wellings, Chad
Student ID: 0061407
Date: May 8th 2014
Topic: Practice Introduction for Prompts
“Leave the Phone at Home,” by Max Rebarb
In “Leave the Phone at Home,” by Max Rebarb, the author agrees that issues of a cellphone resulting from student bring a cellphone to school would be solved by changes the policy. He claims that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has recently banned a cellphone from all New York City schools, “… students and teachers will no longer have to waste time valuable teaching time enforcing partial bans on cell phone.” And parents complained loudly, “…a brave act of good sense and will improve the educational experience of students.” Since Rebarb uses New York City schools’ policy to discuss the issues of banned cell phone.
First of all, Rebarb states that “absolute ban on cell phones on school property” given the purpose of school is to educate the students, anything that disrupt learning is counterproductive. And teachers will no longer have to waste time valuable teaching time and interrupted by the ringing phones in the classroom. Everyone will also have to follow appropriate ways to communicate for emergency purposes by the call arrangements can be made in the office.
Next, Rebarb agrees with “…improve the educational experience of students” to pursue students` goal and lifestyle. Everyone relies heavily upon modern technology for communication where can cause the issues with teaching and learning in the classroom. The quality of the education that these students are ignoring is not the question here; the point is that by engaging in these other activities the students are missing out on their main opportunity to gain a good education.
Finally, Rebarb concludes that students to use of cell phone in school is distracting on many levels. Cell phone create an instant portal for socialization whether it is through a conversation or a text message. If cell phone were allowed for use...