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Our school has a BYOD (Bring your own device) rule. This allows the students to utilize their own form of technology during class. Due to the fact that 99% of the teachers are okay with this rule and allow the students to play on their cell phones once their classwork is completed, my kids are constantly checking their phones for messages from the students in other classrooms. I am in 8th grade, would it be a good idea for me to set up a station on the back wall where the students have to place their phones until it is approved by me for them to use them?
Solution: (Rates are posted for this solution!)
I would not enforce a class wide policy for a cellphone station where phones must be deposited at the beginning of the class. This is punishing students who may not be causing the problem in the first place and setting up a risk for thievery. Instead, I would set up a cell phone station for the naughty kids who use their phones during inappropriate times. Those who pull out their phones get it taken away and placed in the cell phone station. They then miss their opportunity to use the phone later when others are allowed. This rule should be made clear so that there are no hurt feelings when the phone is taken.
 
     
     
  Rating
The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) No
The suggested solution is relevant to the case No
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement No
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue No
The suggested solution is original No
Comments: nope
Rated On: March 5, 2017 10:14 pm
Rated By: puSage
 
     
     
  Rating
The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I like this approach as it encourages responsibility and lessens the number of phones the teacher has to keep track of.
Rated On: February 24, 2018 2:03 am
Rated By: Wendy
 
     
     
  Rating
The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I agree this could cause more problems
Rated On: February 25, 2018 2:19 am
Rated By: yqeQag
 
     
     
  Rating
The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) No
The suggested solution is relevant to the case No
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement No
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue No
The suggested solution is original No
Comments: Since the school utilizes devices to complete coursework, I find it counterproductive to not allow students to use them when they are supposed to.
Rated On: February 25, 2018 3:06 pm
Rated By: XuNaWa
 
     
     
  Rating
The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I absolutely agree that phones should not be collected.
Rated On: June 22, 2018 7:14 pm
Rated By: nyveBu
 
     
     
  Rating
The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) No
The suggested solution is relevant to the case No
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement No
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue No
The suggested solution is original No
Comments: It is unfair to only have certain students keep or deposit their phones.
Rated On: October 11, 2018 7:10 pm
Rated By: yhezuS