Episode 87 | Should Students Have Cell Phones in Class?

Season #2

In this episode of Our Classroom, Roberto explores the hot topic of banning cell phones in schools. Drawing from his experience as a former school principal, he presents both sides of the argument and delves into the reasons behind the recent decision in Indiana to prohibit communication devices in classrooms. Germán touches on the potential impact of excessive screen time on student engagement, behavior, and mental health, all while emphasizing the need for balance. Throughout the episode, listeners are encouraged to critically analyze the role of devices in educational settings and ponder how this shift may affect students' social interactions. The discussion dives into the potential benefits and challenges of implementing such a ban. Welcome to Our Classroom!


Appleton, A. (2023). Should students have cell phones in class? Indiana just said no -- with few expectionsChalkbeat Indiana 


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