Whole Child & Family Resource
Each week, in our weekly newsletter to parents, we offer information, resources, thought-provoking articles to help us keep our neurons firing. This article, was selected to focus our attention on how much screen we want in the classroom. At TKG, we understand that technology has a place in the real-world but we are making every effort to nurture the value that technology enhances learning rather being the provider of learning.
Kids Get Enough Tech Outside of School—Shouldn’t the Classroom Offer Them Something Different?
Annie Murhpy Paul//The Brilliant Report
One thousand hours: That’s approximately the number of instructional hours required of U.S. middle school and high school students each year.
Four thousand hours: That’s approximately the number of hours of digital media content U.S. youths aged 8 to 18 absorb each year. (If you doubt that’s possible, be sure you’re taking into account the near-universal practice of “media multitasking,” or consuming content on more than one platform at a time, as when a teenager listens to a song on his MP3 player while scrolling through Facebook on his smartphone while watching a video on his laptop.)
Parents, teachers, and education writers, myself included, think a lot about what our students are taught in school, the debate over the Common Core being just the latest example. But we think very little about what they’re taught in the blue glow of their screens. READ ON at TheBrilliantReport