Monday, December 27, 2010

How do parents feel about technology in the classroom?

We sometimes forget that parents are involved with the implementation of technology in our schools. 

What do they think?  Will they support us?  Do we need to educate them?

Following is an article courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief.  See how it compares to your community.

Opinions among parents differ over whether their children should be using technology -- including computers, cell phones and iPads -- in the classroom. Some parents say students should be using technology as educational tools because they will use similar devices in the workplace. However, some worry it can cause health issues such as neck and eye strain or serve as an overall distraction. "The exciting thing is the potential to use these 'time-wasters' or 'over-stimulators' to our advantage in the classroom," one educator said. (12/21)

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