Educational Technology

January 7, 2019

How to Teach Kids to Communicate in This Digital Age

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

by Mattew Lynch, Tech Edvocate

On the one hand, children need to learn how to have traditional, face-to-face conversations unmediated by technology. On the other hand, they also need to learn how to communicate appropriately using technology. Both of these kinds of communication will be vital to their success as adults. Traditional communication requires extensive screen-free time in order to develop the ability to communicate well. Children need to be taught, for example, the importance of eye contact. They should also understand that there is some cultural variation on the appropriateness of eye contact in different contexts, and they should be prepared for that reality. They will also need time to develop an understanding of non-verbal aspects of communication—something that is foreign to most kinds of digital communication.

https://www.thetechedvocate.org/how-to-teach-kids-to-communicate-in-this-digital-age/

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