Educational Technology

March 22, 2014

How To Integrate The Real World Into Digital Classrooms

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

By Beth Holland, Edudemic

Lately, when talking with teachers about bringing mobile devices into their classrooms, a common concern has surfaced – that connections to the physical world are being sacrificed by over-emphasizing the digital. These thoughtful educators have raised excellent questions about screen time, losing tangible developmental opportunities, and the need to encourage face to face interaction. While the dichotomy between the physical and digital seemed more obvious when working between a classroom and computer lab, the lines have blurred as iPads, Chromebooks, and other mobile devices entered classrooms. As George Couros (@gcouros) stated in his keynote at last week’s Leading Future Learning conference, “Technology is not meant to replace face-to-face interaction, but to enhance it.”

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