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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Kids Having Technology

Third graders using mac Books
Here are some new data which should convince you that you cannot escape the technology revolution in our schools.

Percentages of 0-8 year olds (third graders) who have access to the following :

Access to technology by 0 to 8 year olds

“72% percent of children age 8 and under have used a mobile device ... up from 38% in 2011.
38% of children under 2 have used a mobile device for media (compared with 10% two years ago).”


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You will NOT stop this, whether you like it or not and whether it scares you or not.

My guess is that much of the time kids (and adults) use technology for entertainment purposes. Educators must find ways to encourage kids to use technology for educational purposes. It can be done, but educators must know how to do that. That is one of the objectives of EDM310.

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