Even if there may be a phone center in any school, yet it is still not as flexible as mobile phone.
If the case is about class disturbance, it does not mean that we have to completely ban them.
student shouldnt be allowed to bring cell phones to school and excuses like flexibilty is really ridiculous there is no need for that i mean there is already a system that works just fine.
if there is a emergency the parents or guirdian should call the school office and then they will send some one down to inform the child plus texting or calling the child wouldnt make a difference because yuo are still going tohave to go through the office people to take your child out of school so that will be a even longer process and even if a teacher does take their cell phones of them during class think about during lunch times students have the opportunity to miss use their cell phone such as text bully many kids have been affected by this and allowing students to bring their phones to schoolwill only make things worse especially for the teacher because of the distractions of cellphones capability may be important but so is a childs education and future I think that i Pod's should not be allowed in school to some degree because it gets distracting at times, and people can be playing games and be on the internet instead of listening to the teacher and learning at school.
And it also helps after school time as if the children have any transport problem they can inform their parents.
Other than this if they have to stay at school after the school time is over for any type of preparation they can inform their parents.Other electronic devices like laptops can be used for reasearch for note taking etc.We are living in the twetny first century, people have to recognize that we are getting more into technology and getting rid of paper and pencil.It''s not like the teacher will let students use it during a test!In my opinion ipods,cellphones, and other electric devices should not be banned because you could use these devices for learning. Cellphones also used as calculators and if you can get internet you could search something small and quick up.point being, we learn more from searching and studying that we do from google doing our work for us.In the end, it comes down to the fact that cheating is easier, much more accessible, being distracted, plaiying games is right at the finger tips of the students. If you want to eliminate paper and such and have all documents on a laptop or another sort of hand-held device (tablet, mp3 player, phone) then schools could eliminate books, worksheets ect.in the end, the computers would be cheaper and more "green" :) They should be allowed because it used for educational related tasks like, using the calculator or searching up information or taking notes when you forget your notebook or pencil.But I also think that teachers should limit the use of it, like during lessons and only to use during work time.If you have them in your school you can auto matically deny any games or webistes. Most schools dont have a computer of some sort so the kids have to write those papers.Yet if you add ipods to the school it cuts back on paper and other materials that are needed for school such a pencils, and ink. Your theory requires every student to have an ipod, which is either coming from the parents pocket (which will start big problems) or its coming from the schools pocket (which is a lot more money, trusting a kid to not lose/steal that ipod).