IPods often block out the sound around the student. For example, when a student is in class or free time and wants to work on homework, they can easily create a quiet enviroment by using their Ipods. In addition, this prevents students from day dreaming during homework hours and often helps keep the noise level down in most classes. Even teachers use the Ipod as an effective way to allow students to work.
IPods shouldn’t be used while the teacher is lecturing. During free time, if ipods were allowed, it would also reduce the talking volume. Everyone would be too busy working and listening to their ipods to talk much. Therefore, everyone in the class can enjoy some quiet and peaceful homework time and your time would be spent more efficiantly than before.
On the ipod, there are many useful tools. Such as a calculator for math, a dictionary for english, or a book app for reading. All of these useful tools can be found on your ipod without internet connection! Students can use these tools when they’re appropriate. But, for example, if a student was cheating with their ipod, it should be confiscated and returned at the end of the day or week (depending on how many times they were caught.)
Some might argue that Ipods are frequently stolen and are very expensive but, if students guard their backpacks and kept their Ipods in a safe place, this shouldn’t become a problem. The school should also have some teachers to walk around and check if anyone is stealing any electronics from anyone.
An Ipod can also be useful during the time we spend at school outside the classroom including: after school, beforeschool, and sometimes during the lunchbreak. We aren’t learning much during that time other than probably the latest gossip or what you’re going to have planned for the weekend. IPods before school, during lunchtime, and after school can not only relieve a student of stress before classes start again, but can also help socially. Sharing music and playing games on your Ipod together with your friends can be fun.
In conclusion, if Ipods were allowed in during school hours, students would be able to concentrate on their work, lower the noise level, and take advantage of any useful tools their Ipod might have. The next time someone starts to talk a lot, I can just put on my ear buds, and keep working without any distraction.