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!