Cellphones in the Classroom
Robert Morris University
Mrs. Ferda Omurtag
March 22nd, 2012
Cell phones have advanced in technology tremendously over the years. There has also been some contradiction as whether or not cell phones should be banned in schools. Some people, such as the author(s) of “Schools Review Cell Phone Bans,” (2009) say that cell phones are a distraction to students while trying to learn; while other authors, such as the author of “Cell Phones in the Classroom,” (2010) Marie Bjerede, say that cell phones offer students the ability to branch out of text books and retrieve information from the internet right from a smartphone. When interviewed, Hunter Khaleghi, a student …show more content…
An article titled “Cell Phones in the Classroom,” (2010) makes the point that since the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, and other similar events, cell phones are a great convenience for emergencies. This is true especially for students, because they use cell phones to make and receive calls and texts, some of which can be emergencies. Emergencies are not planned around a student’s classes and other activities; they can happen at any time of the day.
At Robert Morris University all students are required to enter their cell phone numbers in an online database, RMU Alert, which alerts them if an emergency occurs on campus. The alert is sent to the