These workers are convinced too much time in front of smartphones and iPads is rotting kids’ brains.
It’s true that allowing kids to browse social media until the wee hours of the morning isn’t a good idea.
But it’s also true that smart phones, iPads and other gadgets are powerful educational tools, both at home and in the classroom.
Kids whose parents drastically limit screen time ultimately perform worse in college, according to a Swiss study of American universities.
Kids from low socioeconomic backgrounds who read on both books and iPads at home are more likely to perform at or above grade level in school.
At school, educators can use tech gadgets and apps to speed up the learning process while tailoring their lessons to support each student.
The tech tool mines more than 48,000 data points per student every hour to personalize lessons for individual users.
It’s time for teachers and parents to stop the fear mongering and harness the latest technology to offer kids a world-class education.
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