Want the inside scoop on what’s happening in tech education? Can’t keep up with all the latest gadgets for your kids? Wondering how you can take advantage of the power of these tools to enhance your child’s learning and development, while avoiding potential problems? Join us each month for a quick overview on all things tech for elementary school kids.
When talking about education and the shift technology has created in preparing students to engage in a knowledge-based economy, one of the many organizations leading the way is Edutopia. Edutopia is a non-profit founded by the George Lucas Foundation whose vision is of a new world of learning, a place where students and parents, teachers and administrators are all empowered to change education for the better and where students become lifelong learners and develop the 21st-century skills necessary to succeed in a global economy.
Feel free to explore the Edutopia site, from information on the new Common Core Standards to free classroom guides and educational downloads. But for those just beginning to learn about technology and how it impacts your children’s lives, a great place to start would be their listing of media and digital literacy resources to help you and your family explore safely. Just click here to get started.
And remember, technology is merely another tool in a child’s arsenal of understanding the world around them. All kids need balance, from screen time to play time and everything in between. So go explore with your kids the world around you this weekend and have a little fun!
Additional parent resources on technology include:
- Common Sense Media
- PBS - Digital Nation Resources for Parents
- Power to Learn Initiative
- 5 Ways to Integrate Technology Into Your Child’s Education
- Internet 101
By: Deborah Hunt