FROM THE DIRECTOR’S DESK
This is the age of technology, therefore, it is no surprise that digital technology is also being used to educate students. There’s no denying that technology has great benefits for schools. However, any conversation that does not include the potential dangers of the widespread use of technology would not be complete.
Digital learning can become a bit of a distraction at times. Sometimes, the student begins to spend more time on it than he should. At times, he completely loses interest in his course books and classroom lecture. This way, he is bound to miss out on important stuff.
Lack of face-to-face interactions with the teachers and classmates is not a healthy move. It is important to remember that not all education can be received through digital learning. Class lectures and discussions are important learning processes. The bond of a teacher and pupil is very important for a positive learning experience. It is essential that traditional teaching methods are carried out hand in hand with digital learning.
Can the potential of mobile technology in classrooms ever live up to the hype surrounding it? Learning does not always have to have a “fun” portion attached. Sometimes it is just challenging, but the payoff is greater. Students who learn to read electronically and to find books at the touch of a button will never know the joy of tracking down a library book. When was the last time you went to the library or dug through physical records or documentation to find the answer to something? Adults take advantage of the convenience of technology all the time – even in the workplace. The difference, of course, is that most adults grew up at least partially technology-free. Today’s students do not have that life experience. Parents must stay vigilant when it comes to what their children are doing and how technology could be playing a negative role in the learning process. Parents must also talk to their kids about the appropriate ways to use technology and alert them to unethical behaviors that may seem innocent in their own eyes. Create “unplugged” time on a regular basis – which applies to everyone in the family. The much required quality time spent together among family members can save children from becoming emotionless zombies.
Let these impressionable years of your child’s school life foster an atmosphere for holistic development so that he can become a valued member of his family, an excellent professional in his workplace and a mature, responsible citizen of society.
With Best Wishes