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    The Classroom Mobile Phone Jammer

     Cell phone signal blockers are an electronic gadget which can disrupt mobile phone signals temporarily. Earlier, it was only utilized by the law enforcement and military functionaries to either control or stop cellular communication during threatening conditions and disputes. Without doubt, now, mobile phones have entered more than millions of family units. According to the current survey, more than 95% students from 15 to 16 years old use mobile phone whereas the ratio amongst pupils above 17 years is 100%. At one point of time, mobiles phones enrich life. From another point of view, some fallout also comes along.  So, the classroom mobile phone jamming is moving at the creativity speed.

     These days, a lot of educational institutions complain that lots of students make calls, play games or send messages during lecture. This troubles the pattern of the teaching process. Still, most educators are unable to help in front of the rude and offensive use of mobiles in class. Luckily, the innovation of cellular blockers is supporting teachers in promoting class management. The classroom mobile phone jamming is gaining lot of popularity. The mobile phone signal blocking kit is an electronic gadget which blocks the signal transmission from the broadcasting station. The blockers cuts off the contact between sender and the receiver by sending signals at the similar frequency that mobile phone uses.

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    by annieli on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 04:11:00 PM PDT

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    •  Better even is just to count them as (4+ / 0-)

      absent when you see it (providing you aren't teaching in a lecture hall, in which case you would often have a TA for that sort of thing).

      I have it on my syllabus that repeat cell phone use could lead to an F in the course even with perfect grades otherwise. And I mean it.

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      by mahakali overdrive on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 05:50:31 PM PDT

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      Such devices have explicitly been declared illegal by the FCC.  I haven't read the specific law or ruling, but the first thing that pops in to my mind is disruption of 911 service, although there are also general rules regarding any device that has the potential to radiate an RF signal.

      A person's word used to be their contract, now people use contracts to get out of keeping their word.

      by bitpyr8 on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 05:56:43 PM PDT

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