Tag Archive: computers

May 21

Computers and younger children

There has been lots of debate whether computers ought to be used with more youthful children. Some educators doubt the worth of modern know-how with more youthful children. But some researchers have found lot of positive learning benefits with the use of computers in more youthful children, when an adult supervisor is involved. Positive impact …

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Jul 10

Games and thinking skills

There is no doubt about it, using computer games is a great way to encourage children to expand their realm of thinking. Your options for entertaining your kid may appear numbered. Plenty of people permit their children to spend a small bit of time in front of the TV. But, what good, if any, does …

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Sep 11

Laptops for kindergarten students

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A new pilot has just started in Canada (link) to supply 4 year old kindergarten students with laptops, to be used in the classroom. During the pilot, the computers will be used “in both reading circle and outside the building to explore nature”. Huh, what is that I thought? Exploring nature with a laptop? Anyway, …

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Jul 28

Audio cassette tapes in the classroom

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Last week I posted a message about the utilization of new media on primary/elementary schools. I then thought of some reasons why the usage of internet and computers is still relatively small. After speaking with some teachers, I found out there are at least two other good reasons: 1) Money. Let’s face it, although governments …

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Jul 16

New media in your classroom

I read a newspaper article today¬†here in the Netherlands about the usage of new media in primary/elementary schools. Although the article mentioned a distinct rise in internet and computer use in general, it is currently only used in 26% of all schools. Granted, it has risen from 15% last year, but I still think it’s …

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