Electric Cars Good for Earth, but Not Ready for Humans

It is clear that many people in the world attempt to make the earth greener by the minute. Already people recycle and pick up trash, but those are just baby steps to make the future of the world bright.Now, someone has come along to question value of electric cars. A very green idea that isn’t quite prepared to meet the challenge of the owner.
Electric cars are good for the future, but there are some flaws that need to be improved before everyone would want to own an electric car.
For example, Brad Bermin from PluginCars summarizes that one of the biggest disadvantages is that your average car probably gets 300 or more miles to the gallon with a 5 to 10 minute fill up session. But, the average electric car gets about 80 or more miles for every charge, along with the low mileage it takes about 4 to 6 hours to charge the car to a full tank. Although that can be a disadvantage it is also an advantage for the reason that you can charge your car at home and while you use most of your miles during the day you can recharge your car while you’re asleep and it will be ready in the morning.
Next, gasoline really badly affects our air quality. In the summer or even anytime you can usually see heat wave rising from on top of cars, but electric cars don’t have those waves. They actually take in heat to help charge the battery shows data from from the NYC services. The bad part about the exhaust from a car is that it is close to ground level making it easier for people to breathe in toxins from all the smoke which can cause sickness. The city of New York is trying to move to the more efficient electric car since they are a city of all sorts of transportation.
However, Neil Lyndon reported to a Gale database page that after having an electric car for about 5 months that he likes the car but not the cost. In total an electric car costs around 32,769 dollars. That is so much money that you would have to keep the car for 10 years to save that much money on fuel. The average car costs around 22,000 dollars, that is a 10,000 dollar difference.
Overall, electric cars are amazing for the world no poison exhaust or heat exhaust. However, they have flaws that don’t completely address human needs. To be ready for everyone to drive, they need more miles, less charging, cost less, and a few other small things. In the end I believe these cars have a bright future ahead of them to make this world a better place.

The governments collections

Since 1994 the communication Assistance for Law Enforcement Act took things to the next level and required telephone providers to begin building networks ready-made for easy and automatic wiretapping. This resulted in government surveillance of millions of people.When the government collects our data to  prevent future bombing and attacks, they’re actually invading our privacy.                                                                                                                             NORAD Tracks Santa 2013 131224-F-UN972-013

Rachel Levinson-Waldman of New York University, states that when the attacks on September 11,2001 took place a spike in government tracking and surveillance occurred. That happens with little or no basis to the citizens criminal records.  Plus, if a government agent has a red flag of criminal activity they are responsible for gathering information on foreign targets and activity. They do this to gather information to track investigations, carry out lawful skills, and make sure that they do not target innocent people as killers.

According to Rainey Reitman, Activism Director at the EFF,  we don’t have any more privacy as a community, because every social media you have knows everything about you. So do you still have privacy? Most people are fine with with the government and companies knowing everything about your private life. But other people still are edgy with the image of the government and companies  peering over your personal data.

Imagine if some one kept track of your every move.  How would you feel?  As American Civil LIberties Union explains, when the government tracks your location they are exposed thing things about your personal life.  Say you go to a doctor’s office, the government won’t only see your location they  will be able to see want is at that location. They can also figure out what friends, political events, and churches a person visits.

In conclusion the government needs to limit how much they track about a person’s daily life and in the future they should keep watch only on criminal suspects and past criminals.

Life Saving Phones

Some teachers think phones should not be used in class but Disagree  they can be helpful for learning and good for emergencies such as a lockdown or fire drill. What I am trying to say is phones should be used in class because an emergency could come up at any time of day . This is obvious because, as reported by Gabe Falcon, CNN writer, “nearly 800,000 children are reported missing each year ,that means more that 2,000 a day.

Imagine if, your children had a change in their plans but they could not tell you, you went to pick them up at the original place planed and they went somewhere else. This shows that kids should get phones and be able to have them at school without getting in trouble unless they are playing games, calling, and texting.

In the words of Anita Gurian, PhD , Cell phones have changed family life in many ways. They provide parents with peace of mind, and they’re great in emergencies. Family members can always reach each other in case of robbery or call 911. Cell phones are also convenient and time saving. Kids can let parents know where they are, when they need to be picked up, when they’ll be late, and just generally what’s happening. Parents can let children know if their plans change, whether they’ll be late, and where to meet. In many ways, cell phones make life easier and safer, what this means is cell phones have change lives in many ways.

Consider the following. An adult could be in touch with their children, and know their whereabouts. kids can reach adults in the event of an emergency, and vice versa. If in danger, your children can reach the authorities or a medical provider. Phones should be silenced during class or study periods, and only active in appropriate circumstances that should they be turned on.Cell phones can be  covenant now, unlike when they were previously unavailable. With cell phones, you can easily reach children for any reason: to ask them questions, change plans, or to simply say hello. With this evidence, it can be argued that cell phones can be used class and even be allowed at school.

For the reasons that I have shone, phones should be allowed in schools. We should keep in mind the lessons to be learned are, phones are life saving and should be allowed at school. We have a choice to make, we can either allow cell phones that could save a life. Or we can continue to take them out of schools , having a chance of something bad happening. I hope we choose wisely.

Banning Cell Phones? Seriously?

According to Debate.org, “ Cell phones could increase cheating.  If a student decides to bring his or her cell phone to school, there is a possibility that they would use it in class while no one knows.” I disagree, and I think that cell phones can save many lives, help kids with their studies, and help them understand and get a better education if used in the right way. In other words, students need to be taught when to study and when they can use their phones or other electronics for games. This makes sense because kids need to know what to do and what not to do. We can do them with the use of cellphones. This is logical  because, for example, parents need to where their kids are and cell phones are the perfect example. They do not help kids cheat in classes or help them talk to their friends by texting in class. They do help parent know where their kids are and they help kids study.

Imagine if your child came home from school and you asked  what they learned and they said “ I don’t know, the teacher wasn’t clear enough.” Obviously that is bad for your kid because their education is important to them. If they do not get their proper education,their future can be affected by that.  If they had allowed cell phones in class, then their education score would rise and it would help their future.

In a survey sponsored debate.org “  Mobile phones can cause a distraction in education. They can disturb teachers and students. For example, if you were working hard on a piece of work, concentrating hard, and a person’s phone rings, it disrupts the whole class. You may become side-tracked or the teacher may be interrupted during speaking to the class.This teaching would be constantly disrupted if this kept happening.”

It might appear that cell phones can disturb class but my evidence shows that cell phones can help students rather than  disruptive. Also, this evidence shows that cell phones can help students in class but there is a simple solution which is to put their cell phones in a bucket or somewhere. This evidence that says that cell phones should not be allowed in classes because of the disruption that it will cause but if that class structure is structure in the right way then they will not use their cellphones in a bad or disruptive way.

Imagine if your daughter/son was in a school shooting and she/ he did not what to do. They could not call for help because they did not have a cell phone. Now imagine where your daughter/son had a cell phone, they quickly can call for help and they can save many lives. According to About.com “This makes great sense to me. After all 9/11 changed everything for most Americans. Shootings in schools and snipers who shoot just for the heck of it add to the overarching worry about terrorist attacks. Knowing that your child can call you and that you can call them is a small reassurance which all parents have the right to expect.” This proves that cellphones are convenient to classrooms because there are more schools shootings and if kids had their cell phones then they can call 911 or their parents quickly rather than sitting there and watching it all happen.

According to Russell A. Sabella the Professor of Counseling in the College of Education and President of Sabella and Associates says “Many parents also feel relieved to know that their children have easy access to them and to emergency personnel if needed. For instance, a cell phone is especially convenient for kids who participate in after school activities such as sports or clubs.If the activity ends early or late, or has been canceled, kids can call their parents to let them know about the changes. Kids can also call their parents to ask for permission should last-minute changes in their plans occur. Some parents even use their children’s cell phones as tracking devices that allow them to identify their child’s location at any time which would certainly come in handy in the event of a kidnapping or lost child.1 From a parent’s perspective, these are all good reasons to supply our children with cell phones. ” This proves that cellphones can help worried parents when there is accident involving their child in school. Their kids can call their parents fast and easy with the help of their cell phones. They will feel safe when they know that someone or something is coming to help. Also, when they have their cell phones they can save many peoples lives by simpling calling for help.

According to  LovetoKnow ,“ Students who have a smartphone can use various application that are designed to assist in learning and designed just for students. Many of these smartphones have programs that are similar to what is found in a laptop or desktop computer. Being able to quickly look up facts on the internet is possible on many phones. If a student needs assistance with class work and does not have access to a computer, a smartphone can be used in a snap.” In other words, kids can use their cell phones for learning because there are many kids that don’t understand what the paper or teacher is trying so say. So, they can look on their phone and understand it better.

To conclude, cell phones are convenient and help many kids. According to Russell A.  Sabella, a Professor of Counseling in the College of Education and President of Sabella & Associates, says “Parents who allow their children to have cell phones feel secure that they too can contact their sons and daughters at a moment’s to make.” We can let students keep their phone in their house and what if there was a school shooting and nobody had their phone to call for help. Or we can let students have phone in their pocket or some where that allows them to call for help. They do help kids now what is the right time to play,talk or text with their friends and study . They do not help kids cheat and they also would not help them text their friends during class. They do help kids in a bad or dangerous situation call for help.They do not help kids get out of their studies. Now we have a choice to make which is either letting students have cell phones in classes or  schools and allow them to use it for studying. Also, we can allow them to have cell phones and in emergency situations call for help. Or we can not allow them to have their cell phones and  the kids will not understand what the teacher is trying to say. I think the wise choice to allow kids to have cell phones in class or school to help them not to let them cheat for test or to text a friend while they are in class.

Phones- Friend or Foe?

Armstrong Williams says “Students survived for hundreds of years without cell phones and they don’t need them now.”  But if we analyze the situation carefully we will see that cellphones can speed up classroom lessons and help schools raise their students’ scores, helping the economy.  What I’m trying to say is that if cellphones are used in the right context, everyone in the learning environment will benefit from cellphone use. This makes sense because, if cell phone rules are maintained and enforced, it helps schools raise test scores and then helping the economy benefit.

It might appear that cell phones in schools are a bad idea.  However, when we look at it closer, we will see that if cell phones are used correctly and at the right time, they can help a classroom grow effectively.  The view of banning cell phones sounds convincing at first, but when looked at more closely, we will see that using cell phones will benefit schools and even the school district.

Consider the following; after cell phone laws are made and maintained, teachers can allow students to use them for research, to download educational software to help them understand the lesson, and have students communicate for group projects. This example illustrates that if cell phone regulations are maintained, they can change learning environments for the better.

In the words of Randi Weingarten, president of United Federation of Teachers (UFT),      “Why hurt the thousands of parents and students who use the cell phones appropriately—only to and from school or in cases of emergency?”  What we should see from this quote is that thousands of students use cell phones correctly, and have to carry them in case of emergency.

Liz Kolb studied this to see if it could truly be a beneficial learning tool in the classroom.  Being able to use cellphones in class gets students excited and thrilled to move in the lesson.  Also, they will use technology like this in the future and educators need to prepare them for their technology filled lives. Places like China are already value the use of cellphones as an essential tool.  The youth of the country have to catch up with the United States greatest competitions.  These results clearly demonstrate that we need to expose students to cell phones and other technology to ready them for their lives ahead.

As I have noted, cell phones can help schools if used correctly and in the right context.   We have a choice to make.  We can ban cell phones from schools.   If we do that,  test scores will  drop and parents feel insecure about not being in contact with their children, Or we can keep cell phones and (if used appropriately) Parents will feel safer and knowledge of students will grow. Think about the evidence and chose wisely.

Cell Phones in Schools?

Some people may think that kids should not use phones in class no matter what, but I think think that , if  used in the right way, phones could be the next big learning resource.  In other words, I think that phones are a good thing for classes. This makes sense because there are so many more resources online, and you can be taken to a different place just by searching it online, so it would be great for history and other categories.

Now, imagine if you are a teacher and you are letting your students use their phones in class for research. A couple of kids are misusing their phones. Now  you take away the phones. The rest of the kids now can’t learn like they were and do their research in an easier way. Now there are kids struggling to research because they now have to do their research in books. What if they are researching a different country. Their jobs are now a lot harder than before because just a couple of kids were misusing their phones.

According to Dr. Rhonda Galloway, an english teacher at the Bob Jones University says that having phones in schools means that parents can communicate with their children about plans and pick-up times. Also, she says that she thinks that it would be better if parents called kids instead of holding up the staff line for scheduling

Next, in a study by David Nagel, a writer for the National Writing Project, says that  73% of teachers say their students use cell phones in class for learning purposes. With this evidence, it can be argued that cell phones most definitely can be used for learning purposes.

Also, HealthReasearchFunding.org argues that  making calls during class is a major distraction and is common in classrooms. What this argument fails to consider is that not all kids misuse their phones during class and that this is just another way of using technology for school.

In short, kids can use cell phones in a good way for learning purposes and can focus. We have a choice to make. We could either ban phones from school and have children struggle to learn and have to use books instead of using the efficient way and using phones or we could give kids phones and use the internet so that kids can quickly do their work without having to find it in large textbooks. I hope we choose wisely and choose not to ban phones in school.

Should We Let Students Use Phones In School?

Some people believe that students shouldn’t be allowed to use phones in school,but I come with the truth. People think phones should be banned from school but back then when people used to pass papers the papers never got banned,and  they never banned paper so why should we ban cell phones? From my point of view phones are like a tool you can use when you need it and if a student needed help on something in school they could look on their cell phones to help them,but teachers and parents don’t think that they think that the cellphones are being used as a toy.

For example there is a test at school and a student needs help on a question and he/she  does not understand he/she is capable of using his/her phone that is in there pocket but phones are not allowed in schools and now he/she is going to get a bad grade on something where that could’ve been answered on a phone who has the knowledge of a god.This example supports how cell phones should be allowed in school because it is telling you that some students don’t get a lot of questions right in school and that they need help once in a while.

Results of a survey by some schools 73% have already banned cell phones for using them for assignments in class,which I am against because I personally think  that it is a great idea to use your phone when needed because parents don’t like hearing their children getting bad reports on their assignments and if we don’t like hearing bad things from our kids then teachers should start stepping up by letting their students use their phones with stuff they need help with.

In conclusion if we want our students to be happy and wanting them to come to school, sometimes we need to give them what they want when needed for help.We also need to stop being so strict which goes for teachers because teachers should know that sometimes  the work they give can be struggling,So please make a great decision in letting students use cell phones in school.

Phones, Do or Dont

Some people may think phones are just devices that kids play , text , and call on but in reality phones are very useful in many ways for work that kids do in school. In other words the phone generation is getting bigger and better they are being used in many ways to help kids in school. If we start using phones in class think of all the things us kids will use them for. Then kids will be more likely to try in class thus getting their grades up.

For instance a student is doing a project that is due that day and needs help with doing research but all computers are being used. He has a phone in his pocket but his teacher won’t allow phone usage in the class. The poor kid struggles with his project even though he has a perfectly working machine in his pocket. He fails the project even though the solution could have been fixed with him being able to use his phone.This shows that phones can be used to help kids with work that they struggle with.

Many experts agree. Josh Higgins points out that, “although schools have traditionally banned or limited cellphones in the classroom, 73% of advanced placement and national writing project teachers said their students use phones in the classroom or to complete assignments”. In other words this means phones are very useful even for the smartest of people.

in a study by american innovation teachers are now using applications on smartphones that allow students to work on collaborative projects, like edmodo, also programs like Poll Everywhere, or collect, share and disseminate materials and photos with Dropbox.

As i have shown , phones can be used to help kids in many ways. We have the choice to make.  We can not allow children to use phones and limit the amazing learning they can do or we can help kids and let them try to use phones. I hope you choose wisely I wouldn’t wanna be the kid failing because didn’t have much help.

Kenneth W. says “Phones are Tools not Toys”

At first glance it may seem that letting cell phones be allowed in schools is a bad idea but however I think that they could be used as a good tool. I think they could be useful because if you need to answer a question and you look in a textbook it most likely won’t have it. What i’m trying to say is that phones should be allowed in school because they could be a useful tool. This makes sense because if you were in the middle of a test you would want to have a tool with you wouldn’t you?

Imagine a  boy was in the middle of a test and the teacher said that you could use your phone to help himself, but you left your cellphone at home because there was a rule to having phones in school so you couldn’t use you were so guilty of forgetting it that would really be unacceptable right? From this we see that if you were at school and you had no phone then you couldn’t help yourself.

According to the UFT (United Federation of Teachers) states that if phones can’t be allowed in schools, then shouldn’t every other tool to be used for cheating be banned too, like rulers, pencils, and even pens. From this information we can conclude that if phones can be a tool for cheating then every other tool should be banned too right?

Information from Ms. [Rose Albanese-]DePinto’s affidavit provides a series of examples of how cell phones have been misused by individual students. In a school system of over 1,400 schools and 1.1 million students, while these examples provide a sound basis for a classroom prohibition. From this information we can conclude that 1.1 million students say that it’s a good idea to make phones be allowed in school.

To conclude we now know that phones can be used for a tool to cheat and a tool for good, when I stated that if in need of a tool for math class and your phone was at home because there was a rule to having phones at school so you couldn’t bring it. Thats what it would be like if we let that be a rule We have a choice to make, if we let phones not be allowed in schools than that can cause a situation if in need of help on a test or in need of a tool for math class, if we let phones be allowed in school then we will need no tool for math any longer.

 

Megan L. says ” Phones Aren’t That bad.”

Lots of teachers say that phones are distracting but if we think carefully we will see that phones have  educational purposes also, like a calculator, research,or a dictionary,and so on. In other words phones aren’t that bad.This make sense because lots of kids already carry their phones in their pocket, in their locker, or in their hoodie. So why make them get a calculator, a dictionary, or send them all the way to the computer lab when they have all of that at their fingertips

Imagine if you were a kid and you teacher said that you had a research paper but the topic you picked isn’t in any books and you can’t go to the library, or you can’t go to the computer lab.You try everything.As a last resort you pull you phone from you pocket, then BAM you get yelled at for having your phone out and on.This example illustrates that lot’s of teachers yell at you because you have your phone out even if it’s for educatioal purposes. Also Some schools don’t even have a enough computers for the kids. So why not just let them use the technology they have in their

PhoneMany people agree,Weingarten, Randi from Gale Database says ”As the representative of teachers, the UFT is keenly aware that almost any item that a student could conceivably bring to school—including pens, pencils, and even paper—could potentially be used for mischief or harm”.In other words, what this means is there are lots of stuff that can destruct the mind of a kid.Are we just going to take a pencil.

Results of a survey by AMANDA LENHART, RICH LING, SCOTT CAMPBELL AND KRISTEN PURCELL from Pew Research Center’s Internet Project, showed that– 70% of teens have phones fully paid for by someone else. Most American teenagers get their first cell phone in middle school, at age 12 or 13: 23% of teens got their first cell phone at age 12 and another 23% got their first phone at age 13. About 20% of teens have their first phone by the time they enter middle school (age 11 or under for first cell phone owned). Another 14% of teens get their first phone at age 14 and roughly 20% get their first phone when they’re between 15 and 17.

This data makes it obvious that most kids get their first phone at age 11-17 so they already have some responsibility with other things(getting to class on time, a locker, and so on). Also teens have easy access to school papers and have a portable research.

To conclude really think we should let kids have cell phones in class for educational purposes.We should keep in mind the lessons to be learned

1 for educational purposes, 2 to stop making run all over the school,and 3 that phones aren’t that bad.Plus if thing get out of control teachers can always say to put the phone on their desk. Also teachers could get a tub and before class tell the kids to put their phones in the tub (and get it after class).