Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Debate - should we be allowed cell phones in class?

Today we had another debate. Todays issue was 'should we be allowed cell phones in class?'

Yesterday we did some preparation for it..

This was a very interesting topic, as when Miss Ashley first introduced it, everybody was against this idea. 


However, after we read some information about the topic, some of us began to change our minds...


Then today, we got into our 'for' and 'against' groups and began preparing our argument. Each team needed 3 reasons for/against, and some examples to support their reasons. 


Miss Ashley drew arrows in between some of the ideas that both groups had (i.e. cyberbullying on one side, and cybersmart on the other side) to try and show us how one idea can be used for both sides. We learnt the word counter-argument, meaning that if one group talked about cyberbullying, then the other group could use the argument of Cybersmart. 

Here is our debate.


Thank you Lydia for editing this video. 

Who do you think had a better argument? 
Let us know in the comments below!


32 comments:

  1. I really liked how you respected each other and followed the debate structure (not arguing back during rebuttal, listening carefully to the reasons).

    I thought that the 'for' group had a better argument because they had headings for their ideas (communication, learning and safety) which helped guide my thinking and helped me not get confused with the ideas.

    Although I personally think primary school students shouldn't have phones in school (maybe in high school when they are more mature and able to manage themselves better...), I do think that 'for' had a better structured argument.

    They also were careful to check that every person in their group said something and contributed to the discussion.

    Well done room 7!

    ReplyDelete
  2. hi i am for i think cell phones should be allowed in school because you never know when a rare pokemon will come up like mewtwo

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hello,
    I really like the `Against´ groups reasons because I think that we shouldn't have cell phones until we are mature enough, but I also like how the `For' group took turns to make sure that everyone had a turn. I really liked it how we were not aguring back when our question was already answered because it would've been longer like we would just keep on arguing back.
    I think that both teams did a great job.

    ReplyDelete
  4. that is a good idea because when you have a phone you are not doing your work but when you put your phone in miss Ashley's deck then you can have your phone back or the other class's.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi
    i really love the debates you guys have because you guys have lots of cool reasons and examples. good job :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi Rm7
    Well I think that the against team has won because we shouldn't be bringing phones to school due to people will get distracted and people can steal your phone and people need to know that having phones at school is not allowed this was a great debate rm 7.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Rm 7
    I Think This So Cool And Now I Learn That No Cellphones Allowed At School. Thanks For Teaching Me Do The Right Thing and I really Like Your Movie.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wow Room 7!
    Great debate, I like how your guys idea's are organised.. and also you showed in both images or screenshots, those who moved or changed their minds on this interesting topic. In my opinion though I would have to say I don't think cell phones should be allowed in school?! But on the other hand those who think they should had great idea's.. Hopefully room 9 could have a debate on this soon?! Anyways great job room 7!

    ReplyDelete
  9. good job room 7 great debate I like how most of you participated

    ReplyDelete
  10. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. good job room 7 great debate I like your movie

      Delete
  11. cell phones should not be the class room

    ReplyDelete
  12. thanks for letting against win so thank you people

    ReplyDelete
  13. phones should not be in the class room

    ReplyDelete
  14. cell phones should not be in class because using the cell phones is being rude to the teachers

    ReplyDelete
  15. cell phones should not be allowed in school because it is not a good thing for kids who are like 9-5 years old.

    ReplyDelete
  16. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  17. WOW
    Room 7 I really like your debate things going on.Right now I don't think cell phones should not be allowed in class even in school grounds even tho it has an age restriction against kids but 85% of parents think kids should have phones

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hi Rm7
    Greate debate and I think that phones should be allowed just incase an emergency happens and your family needs to contact you.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hi Room 7!
    I think that it is a great debate you all are doing! I love the way you all are participating and contributing in it! In my perspective, I think Cell Phones should not be allowed in the classroom because you just never know that they will not show Integrity and Go on the wrong sites on their Cell Phones during learning!

    Kind Regards,
    Akanesi

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hi rm7
    Nice work rm 7 I think that phone should be allowed because you never know you might be lost and that you have a phone and that you can also us it to connect with mum,dad and if it is an emergency.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hi Room 7,
    What I like about your debate is when you guys are fighting if we should bring our cell phones in our class rooms. And what I like about the team that said no is that they had more ideas then the people that said yes.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hi room 7
    I like how you show that using cell phones is distracting and can led to serious problems and also it was be caught the admin. That it was it is important not to use phones at school, But only at outside the school grounds

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hi Rm7
    Very great debate and I think cell phones should not be allowed in class because you might not do your work and you're focused on the game your playing.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I think that cellphones should only be allowed to just Yr 7 and 8's Because they probably understand what having a phone means.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Hi Room 7,
    For the past few week we have been having debates and this is my third throughout all of these debates I have learnt about Persuasive writing in a fun way. I can't wait to have our next debate!

    -Lydia

    ReplyDelete
  26. Hi Room 7,
    For the past few week we have been having debates and this is my third throughout all of these debates I have learnt about Persuasive writing in a fun way. I can't wait to have our next debate!

    -Lydia

    ReplyDelete
  27. Hi,room 7 i like your work and i like the way you guys were explaining to us why shouldn't we have cellphones and why we should have cellphone i like it keep it up room 7.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Wow amazing debate keep it up room 7 your work has been amazing and awesome keep the good work up!!!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Hi room 7 I like the way you guys had a debate on if you should have cell phones in the classroom and I really like the way you told us why we should or shouldn't have cell phones in school.

    KEEP IT UP

    ReplyDelete
  30. I really like the way your class contributed and participated in this task and they added in their opinions. Well done Room 7.

    ReplyDelete