Should iPods Be Used in School?Wednesday, October 15, 2008 By Odalis Echavarria
The spread of iPods into classrooms comes at a time when many school districts across the country have outlawed the portable players from their buildings along with cell-phones and DVD players because they pose a distraction to students. In some cases, students have been caught cheating on tests by loading answers, mathematical formulas and notes onto their iPods. Some schools are rethinking the iPod bans as they try to use the devices for educational purposes. For example, during our art class we should be able to listen to music because we get more creative and our imagination increases. Teachers should create lessons that allow students to listen to iPods. This would also help those students who are audio learners. Schools should rethink the banning of iPods in school because allowing this device could help others to succeed academically.