Would I get a law suit filed against me if I did this? Oh, maybe not. But it wouldn't be worth the hassle.I usually tell my students to turn all of their ringtones to some song I like. Then at least I'm not quite as annoyed.
I hate to tell you how many of these my wife has for shoes that she never wears. Her "real" shoes are in individual transparent cases - you know, for choosing. I could never tell her I just wrote that.
Quick first reaction: a class of only 24? Cute. Many of my students: "I predict that given that my superior intelligence and creativity will dazzle you so utterly I will not need the participation credit to earn the grade I deserve." Maybe not in those words. Maybe something like, "I won't need that." Some of my students: "I can keep my cell and not LOSE points? Deal."One of my students: "You don't understand OUR generation! Cells are PART of US, and it's cruel to cripple us."
Numbers One and Fourteen have TWO phones in it! How many phones do you need, especially in elementary/middle school?
Half (and maybe more) of my students would forget and leave them there.
Wow. If I were so inclined and could run fast enough, I could run into the class, rip that down, and make thousands off of all those expensive phones that are conveniently collected in one spot. Maybe it's the Bronx in me speaking, but I don't think this is a good idea for this reason. Just buy a cell-phone jammer if you've got a problem. Or smack them down in a professorial manner.
This picture fascinates me. Is this a college classroom? Why is there a fuzzy lamp shade/wizard's hat to the left? Are those fridge magnets on the board? Does Student 14 have two smartphones, or is Student 13 innumerate? Who writes in yellow on a whiteboard? So many questions.
Half of my bumblefucks---ahem! students---would mix them up, and take the wrong phones with them at the end of class. I see all manner of trouble ensuing.