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If you’ve ever faced a room full of students who seem to be paying more attention lớn their laptops or phones than to you, the question inevitably arises: to lớn ban or not to lớn ban technology? Should you bar students from using their devices? Or should you allow them with no restrictions, hoping you can be engaging enough to override the digital distractions? Or is there some middle ground?

In this post, we’ll consider reasons to lớn ban or not ban devices in the classroom, as well as consider a range of potential classroom policies & ways lớn manage the use of devices in the classroom. Armed with this information, you can establish an effective policy about devices for your teaching context.

Arguments for Banning Devices

Here are some reasons khổng lồ ban most devices in your classroom. (Note that even if you ban all devices, you must allow them for students with disabilities.)

The main reason most faculty ban the use of devices in their classrooms is the distraction factor. Research on student use of laptops in class (both self-report studies & studies that monitored actual internet use by students) have shown that when students access the internet during class, they may be accessing academic information—but they may also be using social media, chatting, reading email, shopping, sharing photos, or watching videos (Ravizza 2017; Seemiller 2017).This distraction effect involves not only the students using their laptops; other students may be distracted as well, if a student’s screen is visible (Sana et al. 2014). Indeed, you may have experienced this yourself if you have attended a lecture or listened lớn a guest speaker when a colleague nearby is working on their laptop.This distraction may be detrimental to lớn learning; students who try khổng lồ multitask using laptops in the classroom may learn less and have lower demo scores than those who don’t (Sana et al. 2014; Ravizza 2017).There is some research suggesting that even when students use laptops solely for taking notes, they may learn less than if they take notes by hand (Mueller and Oppenheimer 2014). Other research (Morehead 2017) has failed khổng lồ replicate this finding, however, và has suggested that it may not be so much how the notes are recorded (on a device or on paper), but rather how (and whether) the student reviews the notes after class.

While it’s unclear whether banning laptops to take notes leads to lớn better learning, the findings on the distracting effects of laptops is clear: they affect not only the students who use them, but also other students who can see the máy tính xách tay screen. So, regardless of your classroom policy on device use, it’s a good idea lớn ensure that students can avoid the distractions of a peer’s laptop use.

Arguments against Banning Devices

While the distraction factor can be significant, there are also some good reasons to allow device use in the classroom.

If students with learning disabilities need to use laptops khổng lồ take notes in your course, and your policy bans all devices, you will instantly “out” those students khổng lồ others in the class. This is not only a violation of students’ privacy rights, but it also sets a rather unwelcoming tone for students with disabilities in your classroom, & some students may forego use of a needed device in order to lớn avoid stigma.If you use student response systems (“clickers”) in class, you can’t ban devices completely, because students need to lớn access their devices to respond to clicker questions.Many students are more accustomed lớn take notes on laptops than by hand. In fact, devices are being introduced into classrooms as early as middle school, và students are being taught khổng lồ take notes on them (Mc
Clurken 2016).Students may learn more if they can access digital sources in class. If your class uses e-texts, students may need to lớn access them during class. This is the case not only in disciplines that use technology heavily (e.g., computer science or business); it may apply equally to lớn disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.Allowing students khổng lồ access online information in class gives you opportunities khổng lồ promote students’ information literacy & their ability khổng lồ critically evaluate online sources.Allowing students lớn use devices in class—but helping them understand when it is (and isn’t) appropriate to vày so will teach professional skills students can use after they graduate.

So, the bottom line on banning or not banning devices in the classroom may be “it depends.” It depends on the nature of your discipline, the course you teach, & your answers to lớn questions like these:

Are there times in your class when it would be beneficial for students lớn access digital resources?
Do you want lớn help your students learn the professional skill of using devices responsibly?
If your course involves a lot of graphs, diagrams, or other visual information, would you prefer that students draw them by hand? Or would it be better for students lớn access them online?
Do you have strategies for addressing the distracting effects of off-task device use in class?

Management Strategies

It isn’t possible to completely ban ALL devices in your class, because some students with disabilities require laptops to lớn take notes. & as noted above, if you ban all devices except for students who need them as accommodations, you essentially force those students khổng lồ “out” themselves to lớn the class, something they may not want to do. So since you have to giảm giá with some laptops in your classroom, how can you manage them lớn minimize their problems and maximize their learning potential?

Discuss the issue with your students early in the semester. You might even poll your students to see if they find their peers’ use of laptops distracting. Collectively generate a các mục of expectations for classroom behavior that specifies when it is—and isn’t—okay lớn use a device.If you allow máy tính use in the classroom, announce khổng lồ students that they can notify you if they’re distracted by another student’s máy tính xách tay use. In that case, you reserve the right to ask the offending student to lớn close their laptop for the rest of the class period.Set aside one area of the class where students using laptops must sit. This will help minimize the distracting effects of laptops on other students.If your students are using their devices in the classroom for distraction rather than learning, consider how you might engage them more in their learning so that they don’t have time for digital distractions.Set aside certain times in every class, or certain class periods, when laptops are banned. For example, you might ban laptops for the first or the last 10 minutes of class while students are doing Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs). Or you might ask that laptops be closed for certain activities, such as small group work. You might ban laptops entirely for classes in which students will give presentations khổng lồ the class or listen to a guest speaker.If you’ve decided lớn ban devices, you might give students permission to lớn use their devices after they’ve finished a task, as a reward.In classes that meet for a long class period (e.g., those that meet once a week for several hours), tell students that they’ll have “digital breaks” during the class, when they’re allowed to lớn use their devices.Help your students learn how to lớn take notes, whether it’s on a device or on paper.

Whatever policy you choose about devices in your classroom—whether lớn ban or not khổng lồ ban—share the research và your concerns (if any) about device use with your students, & encourage them to mô tả their concerns with you. This kind of transparency can help you craft a policy that works for everyone, and can contribute khổng lồ a positive classroom atmosphere.


Ravizza, S.M., Uitvlugt, M.G., & Fenn, K.M. (2017). Logged in and zoned out: How máy tính xách tay internet use relates lớn classroom learning. Psychological Science, 28(2):171-180.

Seemiller, C. (2017). Curbing digital distractions in the classroom. Contemporary Educational Technology, 8(3): 214-231.

Sana, F., Weston, T., & Cepeda, N.J. (2013). Máy tính xách tay multitasking hinders classroom learning for both users and nearby peers. Computers & Education, 62: 24-31. Available at:

Morehead, K. Dunlosky, J. & Rawson, K.A. (2019). How much mightier is the pen than the keyboard for note-taking? A replication và extension of Mueller và Oppenheimer (2014). Educational Psychology Review, online. Available at:

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