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Old 04-27-2010, 08:59 PM
 
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Teachers collecting cell phones,ipods and any other electronic devices from students at the beginning of class in a bin then locks them up during class and gives them back to students at the end of class so that student can't be on them during class.
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Exeter, NH
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Good idea. Less easy to cheat and be distracted. No kid needs to respond to a beeper to go perform surgery; they can be contacted through the school if an emergency happens.
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Seems fair if students were using them in class. I am assuming that is what was happening since the purpose is to keep them from using them during class.
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:06 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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What is the school/district policy? What grade level? If the various electronic devices are impeding the learning of other students, then it seems it would be fair to remove the source of the interruption. In some schools where colleagues work, cell phones and the like are taken from the student and not returned until the end of the semester; those students would probably be quite happy to be able to get them back at the end of the class period.
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:10 PM
 
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Teachers collecting cell phones,ipods and any other electronic devices from students at the beginning of class in a bin then locks them up during class and gives them back to students at the end of class so that student can't be on them during class.

LOL haven't you learned by now? We don't have rights in school!
It's a daycare, where they rush you around and teach you to stand in line, stomach hours of mindless repetetive tasks, and do as your told, and to be quiet...

Honeslty, high school is a waste, if you're in Middle School (8th or lower) its fine, but not HS...

See threads "High School Never Ends" or "Why go to highschool if you'll just go to college"

We explore the role of schools as the acting parents during session... and how useless the schools actually are...
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:19 PM
 
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Teachers collecting cell phones,ipods and any other electronic devices from students at the beginning of class in a bin then locks them up during class and gives them back to students at the end of class so that student can't be on them during class.
Totally fair. What's unfair about it?

The items are safe.
The items cannot be used during class.
The items are returned to the students.

In my school teachers may take the phone away and have the parents pick it up in the front office. Much bigger PITA than just returning the items after class is over.
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:20 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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If they're not being used during class how do the teachers even know students have them? Are backpacks and purses being rifled through by the teachers???
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:09 PM
 
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Teachers collecting cell phones,ipods and any other electronic devices from students at the beginning of class in a bin then locks them up during class and gives them back to students at the end of class so that student can't be on them during class.
Totally fair.

How in the world do you expect to learn anything while you text and listen to your iPod? It is even more fair if you take a photo and mail it to a friend on a test.

Grow up and realize the world does not operate on cellphones and electronics every minute of the day.

[I taught almost 30 years and my husband over 34. Our kids were raised pre-cellphones, but they would not have had them in school. My husband and I always had cellphones from the mid 1990s, but always off from the time we signed in until when we left the building.]
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:22 PM
 
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It seems like a waste of time to go through that hassle every day and during every class.

I have no sympathy for students who take out cell phones, ipods, etc. during class. I'd rather have a policy where the teacher can confiscate it for the duration of class (and either require parental notification to get it back, as cited by momma_bear above, or some other similar policy) if he or she sees it out.

I don't think students should give up their rights when they enter a classroom, but it's perfectly reasonable and fair to expect that they turn off and put their electronic items away during class.
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Old 04-28-2010, 03:18 AM
 
Location: Whoville....
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LOL haven't you learned by now? We don't have rights in school!
It's a daycare, where they rush you around and teach you to stand in line, stomach hours of mindless repetetive tasks, and do as your told, and to be quiet...

Honeslty, high school is a waste, if you're in Middle School (8th or lower) its fine, but not HS...

See threads "High School Never Ends" or "Why go to highschool if you'll just go to college"

We explore the role of schools as the acting parents during session... and how useless the schools actually are...
If you think high school is a waste, then don't go. Get into your high school's dual enrollment program and start working on college credits.
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