The debate about cell phone use in school is ongoing and for good reason. While there is no doubt smartphones can prove distracting to some children, there are some very real benefits for children who own them.
The internet opens up a world of educational opportunities, but it’s important for parents to err on the side of caution in today’s uber-connected world.
Today’s students are digital natives who have never known a life without computers and the internet. As we all know, technology (in the form of cell phones and social media) shares blame for distracted students and many other problems. But technology also has all kinds of advantages for teachers as well as parents and students. Here are several ways technology can enhance your child’s education:
How Parents Can Support Their 21st Century Learners
This generation of learners is quite different than the one that came before them. Parents are aware that their children learn differently than they did in school, but they don't always know exactly why. What should you know about your child as a student? Below is some valuable insight into what 21st century learners are all about and how you can support your child at home:
Cyberbullying...online predators...identity theft. For many parents, the World Wide Web is a source of fear and anxiety.
Technology can open up doors to interactive learning, but use of technology for personal reasons during classes or while studying can break academic focus.