A university professor was arrested last week for closing the laptop of a student (on her fingers) who was checking Facebook and twitter during his lecture. Students using their phone or computer to surf the net during class is a problem I have witnessed at Baylor. Apparently, professors should not assault students who are engaged in social-media during class. But, how should the professor respond? Is this even a problem the professor should worry about?
For this List-Day Wednesday, the topic is:
How should a teacher respond to students who use their computer/phone for entertainment during class?
Here is my list.
- Prohibit the use of laptops and phones during class.
- Ask the student, during class, to not use their device for Facebook.
- Count the student as absent for that day.