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18 February, 2009

don't txt in the class

Don't sent text messages (SMS) in the classroom, or you will be arrested and charged. The bad thing about this, the bail was only $300.

To many of today's rich kids, $300 doesn't mean much.

Here's the story:
Schoolgirl arrested for texting in class (Yahoo!7 News, 18 Feb 2009)

A schoolgirl in the US has been arrested after refusing to stop sending text messages in class.

The 14-year-old from Wisconsin, who was not named, was confronted by a school security guard after ignoring her maths teacher's requests to stop.

According to the police report, the student denied having a phone but two of her classmates said she did.

Not only was she arrested last Wednesday and forced to appear in court, the student ended up with $300 bail and was suspended from school for a week.

After her suspension, the teen was twice caught sneaking back into school, earning her two trespassing tickets.

The girl's father told reporters in the US school officials made the right call.

"They gave her a few chances but for some reason she didn't abide by that," he said.

"They were more than fair.

"It's very disturbing and upsetting for me."

Unlike many of today's modern high tech kids, I really hate sending text messages (SMS) over the mobile phone. I would much rather call someone back.

I know I am outdated. (to Don: Antony is old.)

Posted by Antony on 18 February 2009 3:14 PM | newstalk

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Antony, You should watch this video: http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=40c570a322f1b0b65909&page=1&viewtype=&category= it may give you an insight into the educational value of mobile phones, and an idea of how they could be beneficial to students' learning... They can be an amazing tool for learning, if you can envisage the possibilities... Regards,
Sam.
Posted by Sam on 18 February 2009 6:11 PM.
In something that's very un-Don, I'm actually going to agree with the authorities on this one. I've been barred from using technology (read: computer) in some classes for fears that I will use it for e-mail and instant messaging instead of taking notes or doing research. The justification: everybody else uses their cellphones in class to SMS message each other, hence I "probably will too".
Antony, I've told you many times before that I hate SMS messaging, and that I would much rather call someone back.
Posted by Don_HH2K on 23 February 2009 2:36 PM.
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