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A Student's Take: Why Cellphone Use at School is a Great Idea

October 01, 2015
There’s been a lot of talk recently – and even a study – on the use of cellphones in school. Many of the arguments made have been against the use of phones, claiming that banning them will help students learn. As a student, however, I’ve seen firsthand the ways that cell phones and other mobile devices can be used to benefit students in school. If mobile devices are used correctly in classes and in education, they can increase student understanding and interest in the material they are required to learn. The different apps and tools that are available for mobile devices can give students a...