iPads have certainly become a highly desired commodity in education. Apple is reporting that schools are purchasing iPads by a ratio of 2:1 over MacBooks. However, that rush to purchase the latest technologies often precedes the careful planning and preparation that’s crucial to their success as educational tools.
Stated simply, technology alone doesn’t have the capacity to improve education. It needs to be woven into a holistic approach to education that encompasses thorough planning and ongoing review of the skills and competencies required by the rapidly changing society that characterizes life in the 21st century.
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Effects of Technology on Children.Poor social skills: Many kids are spending most of their time playing video games, watching television and using social networks like facebook, the more time they spend using these technologies the more lonely they...
"I just came across this wonderful video featuring 7 steps to use Twitter to grow professionally. This is basically " Summer of Twitter " challenge created to motivate teachers to use Twitter to connect with others in education."
"The reason for curating educational apps here is to help those busy teachers and educators have a quick access to the best of what iTunes app market can offer them. And from the feedback I have been receiving from you so far, I see that you find these selections very helpful. Again, I reiterate that I DO NOT do paid reviews of apps. The apps I feature here are selected because of their educational potential ."
If you want evidence of the way the internet is pervading every aspect of our lives, you need look no further than its effect on education. The internet and social media have dramatically changed both teaching and learning.