A very interesting case to watch and THINK:-)
Federal surveys consistently indicated that students in wealthier public schools use digital devices less frequently than students in poorer public schools, for everything from reading projects to math enrichment, according to an Education Week Research Center analysis of student and teacher surveys conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics.
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Worried parents might be surprised to learn that most experienced educational technology advocates agree with them. Thoughtful schools and companies understand that the use of digital learning must be educationally appropriate and balanced with time away from devices. Skilled teachers understand that digital resources complement classroom discussions. Computers don’t replace conversation.
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More teens and young adults — particularly girls and young women — are reporting being depressed and anxious, compared with comparable numbers from the mid-2000s. Suicides are up too in that time period, most noticeably among girls ages 10 to 14. These trends are the basis of a scientific controversy. One hypothesis that has gotten a lot of traction is that with nearly every teen using a smartphone these days, digital media must take some of the blame for worsening mental health. But some researchers argue that this theory isn't well supported by existing evidence and that it repeats a "moral panic" argument made many times in the past about video games, rap lyrics, television and even radio, back in its early days.
Source: Image and content are from KQED
Point: Laptops are a menace, undermining how students take notes in class and distracting not only those using them but also their neighbors.
Counterpoint: Laptops are a lifeline, allowing students with disabilities to participate fully in class.
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Teaching children coding is a waste of time, the OECD’s education chief has said, as he predicts the skill will soon be obsolete...“Every day there is a new idea that we think is terribly important today, and we don't think the future will be different,” he said.
Mr Schleicher said a lot of topics taught in the past have no relevance in today's education system, and that the trick is to teach fewer things in greater depth.
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Parents should not allow children to take phones and other electronic devices into their bedrooms or use them during mealtimes, the UK’s leading doctors have said.
“Time spent online can be of great benefit to children and young people, providing opportunities for learning and skills development, as well as allowing young people to find support and information,” said Dame Sally Davies, the chief medical officer for England.
“But we need to take a precautionary approach, and our advice will support children to reap these benefits and protect them from harm.”
Source: Image and Content from The Guardian
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