Do you feel that the use of “Educational” Websites & Apps complement students’ daily learning in school or Is it a part that is missing from their curriculum?
In my opinion, the use of websites and iTunes purchased Apps during school time should be limited and that they can be used at home to complement what is done in the classroom. I think that in-school computer classes that instruct children how to use the computer are valuable, but as a teacher, I feel like we shouldn’t lose the human and social element to learning by relying too heavily on software to do our jobs for us.
A silent room of children staring at computer screens engaged in so-called “interactive” learning programs cannot compare with the buzz of an engaged classroom where children and students are discussing, reading, debating and really interacting with each other.
Where do you weigh in on the use of this technology in your child’s classroom? Let’s hear your comments.