A cell phone “licence”

I am gathering information through a survey to get an opinion of the use of cell phones during school hours.  Negative factors are theft, cyber bullying, possible access to harmful content. These three item broadly categorize the areas of concern we have had in our experience.  On the other hand cell phones are a part of the fabric of our society now and there are many positive reasons to use them. Some staff already have Whats app discussion groups involving their students. There is also a huge wealth of electronic content that is relevant to many subjects. Integrating with online learning experiences like Google classroom or Moodle is also possible on a cell phone. Often many learners cannot afford a fancy tablet or Lap top pc, but many learners have smart phones which are capable of allowing access to e-learning platforms.
So I would like to know what the reaction would be i I recommended that once a term everyone buys a cell phone licence. This will include the data that is used (actually data is the main reason since we will have expand not only volume but also access and coverage) By signing an agreement such as the licence the learner will then agree to the rules and conditions associated with cell phone use at school. Where a learner does break the rules the licence will be revoked and the phone listed on our server as being banned (if it is not already confiscated) The learner may then re-apply for the licence in the next term.

What do you think ?      Follow this link to a Google Forms survey (PS you can use your phone to answer the survey – just not at school yet)

7 thoughts on “A cell phone “licence”

  • July 12, 2019 at 3:40 pm
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    I think its a good idea

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  • July 12, 2019 at 3:42 pm
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    Yes we should have cellphones in class because it will benefit the knowledge of the learners

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  • July 13, 2019 at 9:11 am
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    I am a student there at holy cross and I say we should use our cellphones at school because most of us do need it for emergency. Sometimes when we have things like PowerPoint presentation some of us do it on our phones and it’s hard to submit just because phones are not allowed in school. Plus if a child is found at school cyber bullying another learner then that particular persons phone should be confiscated, otherwise I say cellphones should be allowed in school.

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  • July 13, 2019 at 5:42 pm
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    I love this license thing cause it can help us with our school subjects and if something goes wrong the school can sort it out

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  • July 18, 2019 at 11:43 am
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    i think this allowing cell phones at school is a a good idea because its a easy way of communicating when there is a emergency
    also is 2019 , lets be a advanced school

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  • July 18, 2019 at 5:08 pm
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    Yes I think it’s a good idea because they will be able to research so school work on our cell phones …this will make children to concentrate more on their school work as they love using cellphones .

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  • July 18, 2019 at 5:16 pm
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    I am a student at Holy Cross and I say it’s a good idea that there will be a cellphones licence because not only will the learners benefit but the educators also because now we will be interested in school work because it will be on our cellphones

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