Educational Technology

June 29, 2010

Five Ways Computers Can Reinforce Academics This Summer

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

by Dr. Mary Rosen, the Stir

Our kids are growing up in an exciting time, where paper and pencil can be supplemented, or sometimes replaced, with the use of computer technology to learn and maintain academic skills. While the use of computers varies from school to school, computers have the potential of making learning more interesting and more understandable for some students, especially those that are more visual learners. Some kids are simply more engaged when viewing a computer screen, when otherwise they’d be unmotivated and unfocused while learning, and children with learning challenges often make significant gains through the use of computers. Just like traditional teaching, computer “lessons” should be individualized to meet the needs of each unique learner.

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