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Mini-Quiz: Improving Student Performance by Eliminating Texting and Cell Phones

by Ron Kurtus (10 October 2009)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. What is sexting?

It is the Spanish spelling of texting

It is an abbreviation of "serious text massaging"

It is sending sex-related text messages

2. Why would parents complain about forbidding cell phones in school?

They feel the schools are picking on their child

They aren't getting their money's worth from the cell phone service

They are afraid their child will only use the phone more at home

3. What is good about no cell phones for student even during breaks?

It is really a bad idea, because it is against freedom of expression

Students communicate person-to-person instead of electronically

It allows the teachers to use the student's cell phones themselves

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Educational Development. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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Court Upholds School Cellphone Ban - New York Times newspaper 22 Apr 2008

Parents Ask for School Cell Phone Ban To Be Lifted - New York Sun newspaper 7 Feb 2008

Wisconsin school violence leads to cell phone ban - MSNBC 27 Jan 2007

School Cell Phone Ban Causes Uproar - CBS News 12 May 2006

Schools Make Rules for Cell Phone No-Nos - FOX News 23 Sep 2004

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