Why ban electronics in class?
One of the many rules that students have to abide by here at Dixon High is “no electronic devices being used during class.” And I’m just one of many students who find this a completely ridiculous rule.
I will admit, I can see why teachers don’t want us using our iPods or phones while they’re trying to teach a lesson. It’s disruptive and takes away from our class time. And then during a test, that’s fairly obvious as well, since they don’t want us texting each other the answers. Not to mention that most phones now have the ability to connect to the internet, and give you an unlimited number of resources.
But when we’re given an assignment, and turned loose to work on our own, I see no problem with that. Listening to an iPod while you’re doing your homework in class is something we, the students of Dixon High School, should be allowed to do. Many students claim that listening to music while they’re doing work helps them to focus, and I’m one of those people. In addition, you’re able to cut off all the outside noise (other kids talking, etc) that would serve as distractions while you’re trying to finish your assignment. Often, I’ve found that while listening to my iPod while doing work , I’m able to finish it faster than if I’d just been sitting there struggling with all of the other distractions around me in class.
And honestly, is there really any point in taking away a phone or iPod from a student? All it does is upset us and set us back after class when we have to go get it from the teacher. And if it’s a repeat offense, it takes time out of our parent’s day. They then have to drive all the way out here to the school, (and with the layout of the school, it’s a pretty long drive in), go into the office, sign a paper, and get the so called “offensive article” back, then drive all the way home again. Or something like that.
My point is, I find total banning of electronics in school ridiculous. Of course, there are the teachers who don’t mind if you listen to your iPod while you’re working, and that’s totally cool of them.
So, what do you think? Leave your comments in the area below letting us know what your opinion is!