In this digital age, it’s challenging to maintain control over how much time your child spends with technology. It’s not uncommon for kids to receive hand-me-down smartphones from their older siblings or younger cousins. The prevalence of tech in homes and schools means that children are practically growing up with computers on their phones and tablets. That being said, there is a positive side to the many advantages of technology. It can be used as a valuable educational tool for kids old enough to understand its value and usage properly. Parents know that monitoring what their children watch online is crucial to keeping them safe and developing an appropriate digital literacy. Take a look at the following devices if you want your child to have the best mix of new technologies while protecting their innocence.
The internet is both a boon and a danger to children. On the one hand, it offers a powerful space for learning. Conversely, some areas of the internet invoke fear in parents. This is especially the case when they learn 40% of children in grades four through eight have interacted with a stranger online.
The rise of technology has continued to increase in the past years, making room for more innovations that are more functional and convenient for everyday use. Apart from continuous innovations for portable gadgets, there’s also a growing demand for smart home gadgets, especially in the security and entertainment department.
Technology has become crucial in helping make schools safer. Although new smart systems tend to be expensive to install, your child’s safety is a priority. School governance should be doing everything, including tapping into technological advances, to ensure optimal safety in the classroom.
As per the Global Alliance for ICT in Teaching, many hyper-current vocations have emerged in the early 1990s (ISTE). Schools will assist kids in obtaining the required skills to prosper in future careers as technological advancements drive internationalization and virtual transformation.
They arrived slowly, conquered us with access to entire universes through a screen, and now it is difficult to live without them. Smartphones are in the hands of everyone, and although they have dozens of incredible features, addiction to cell phones is a reality that disturbs a lot of people.
The invention of smartphones in 2007, together with other handheld devices such as tablets, has created a huge digital gap between parents and kids born in 1995 and after. Digitally speaking, these kids are “digital natives” while their parents, most of who were born in the 80s or earlier, are “digital immigrants. The parents know something about technology, but not enough to match their kids, hence the huge digital discrepancy.
Whether you are a technophobe or a tech lover, one thing that you can agree on is that technology has completely changed the way kids learn. It is undeniable how technology has transformed classrooms and provided new learning experiences for today’s students. Music education is no exception, technology has changed the way kids learn music, and here we’ll explain how.
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