"Ah, cell phones in school. It's like trying to teach a class of students while a group of angry birds constantly interrupt with their loud chirping," was what I thought as a former teacher and school principal. As an educator, I've always upheld strict policies against cell phone use in school. However, as technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, it's time to reconsider whether these policies are outdated. A recent study by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) revealed that a whopping 84% of Indian students between the ages of 12 and 18 own a mobile phone, with the number expected to surpass 1.4 billion by 2025. Let's weigh the pros and cons of incorporating smartphones into the classroom and see if it's time to embrace the digital age.
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