Is there a reason to be scared of technology when it can improve our children’s learning? Is it not the future?
Miss Irwin found this blog post and thought it might be something to consider when thinking about using tablets and phones at home- their benefits and how to use them effectively. It shouldn’t rule children’s lives but technology should support and develop it. Have a read.
Last week the Huffington Post ran this article titled 10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12.
As an educator who advocates for the intentional and appropriate use of technology, I could go on about this forever. But instead I’m writing here as a mother.
Here are my 10 reasons why I will continue giving my children handheld devices, and all other forms of technology as well.
1) Because banning things never, ever, ever works.
Remember when your parents wouldn’t let you watch rated R movies so you just went to your friends’ houses to watch them? I think I’d rather have my kids using technology and handheld devices with me beside them. Where I can engage with them, answer questions, and limit content if I have concerns.
2) Problem solving.
When my kids…
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