Technology is now ubiquitous in education and with only a few exceptions, the debate about whether digital technology has a place in education is pretty much over. The pro-tech side has emerged victorious from the early battles, and critical discussions about the place of technology in schools tend to focus on what tools should be used, rather than what their role is in educational practice.
Immersion in screens from birth is the reality, but that doesn’t mean that the discussion should end. We asked Professor Lowell Monke, co-author of Breaking Down the Digital Walls, to share his thoughts about what kind of education is really needed to prepare students for the world they will face in the future.
Social media is a powerful tool for connecting communities and communicating to others. EdTechTeacher Shawn McCusker presents a wealth of ideas for harnessing that power in the classroom.
What are the human costs of an ‘always connected’ lifestyle, especially for our children? A report by Laurel Felt and Michael Robb examines the latest scientific research about media use, highlighting its possible problematic impacts on youth’s well-being and development and offering suggestions for balanced and thoughtful engagement.
Learning Platforms have evolved significantly in recent years. Our editors share
some of the interesting players who are making a difference in the classroom.
e-Learning Update issue 63/64
Social media is in constant use by Generation Z. Rachel Jones explains how to make it work for you, mitigate the threats and build a safe space for it in the classroom.