posted on Jun, 19 2013 @ 11:11 AM
Although technology runs the world and is everywhere, am I the only that does NOT agree with this. At least not at that age...
A teacher in Windsor, Ont., is teaching her first and second grade students to tweet, blog and Skype as part of the elementary curriculum.
I am all for education, but I think technology is making people lazy. When I was a kid in school and I had to research something, I had to get off my
bum and get to the library to pick up a book because there was no such thing as google / Wiki / etc etc etc.
I read an article a few weeks back (cant remember where but I will post it when I find it) that the Quebec government wants to remove recess from
elementary schools, because that is when the most bullying occurs and because kids only use it to go on YT on their iphones..Yes, I said Iphones at
7yo...Shouldn't they just make a rule forbidding Ipones in "an elementary school" and Idon't know....maybe a little bit of supervision in the
schoolyard instead of having all teachers gather around in a circle and chit chat ignoring the kids (I am not generalizing here, I say this because I
have seen it many many times with my own eyes). I thinks this would be a better option than to keep kids indoors instead of 30 minutes of fresh air
and natural light.
I agree somethings are usefull but things are getting too easy IMO and the quality of education is going downhill and fast because of it. All people
wanna do is tweet, add friends on FB, go on YT. whatever happened to playing outside? reading a book?
Am I way off base here? I am 33yo, I don't tweet, rarely even log onto FB, but YT.....guilty as charged....gotta love those cat videos
Any thoughts on this ATS? Should Ipads be incorporated into classrooms at elementary schools. Note that I have nothing against this at a higher age.
I am talking about 6-7 yo using Ipads instead of learning to read/write like they should.