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Mobile phones in class lower test scores






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There is bad news for students. New research says students do not learn very well when they use mobile phones in class. Researchers looked at 145 university students. Some of the students used their mobile phones in class; others switched them off. The students who turned off their phones in class got higher scores on tests.

It is difficult to keep students working. They want to be online and check messages. They do not want to work. Their body is in class, but their brain is absent. They are texting or on social media. Teachers are fighting a "losing battle". Some schools in England banned mobile phones and test scores went up by 6%.

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