Discussion in 'General Education' started by Backroads, Dec 17, 2018.
Dec 18, 2018
A-FREAKING-MEN! You put it perfectly. We were raised in the same generation, it's a completely different world we are living in!
Somewhere once upon a time I read a comment or article about tech over experience. Sometimes the excuse was made that the tech was the experience--why take the child to the acquarium when my child can watch a video of the aquarium and do other things with Tech Device?
What's funny is a lot people defend technology, and while it's certainly helpful to a point, apparently there are some downsides. Supposedly some people have found evidence that the Ultra Modern World Saving Online/Tech Lessons are failing kids as the kids are unable to properly transfer the skills off the game. Instead we have students are very good at... using an educational program.
Haha! Love this example!
Dec 19, 2018
Leaborb- the teachers set this up as a holiday activity. Seems better than plugging in a movie....this is a tough week for teachers...kind of like herding kittens. I applaud teachers who had the energy to set up the STEM activities. As for me, I’m barely surviving on coffee and cough drops.
It doesn’t seem these activities weren’t fun or engaging, but more like kids easily give up or want to be told what/how to do. That’s the reality.
I wouldn't have found the activity fun or engaging even though others would have loved them. I would have hated it but participated without complaint because that was just the type of student I was. Now, if you were to give me art supplies to make a card or gift for someone, I would have been thrilled.
This is kind of off topic, but one poster talked about tech vs. experience. Why go to the aquarium when you can watch a video. I hate this mentality! Every time my family and I have gone to Disney or Universal, or any amusement park--places where the creators have spents thousands of dollars to make everything immersive--I see hundreds of kids standing in lines buried in a tablet or phone, instead of looking at the very real world around them. I understand waiting in line is not fun, but that's why they make the line queues interesting, or at the very least, talk to your family.
Get well soon! Hang it there, you’re in the home stretch!!!
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