Editor’s Note: Connecting With Technology by: Chris Ohana

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We are in a new age. It is an age in which children view technology as an extension of their senses. Children are growing up surrounded by technology and develop an intuition that often amazes those of us who grew up with slide rules. In this issue, we present two different approaches to technology. One is the inclusion of electronic technology to facilitate learning about science. The second approach teaches children about the connection between science and technology.

Grades
  • Elementary
Publication Date
7/1/2009

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  • on Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:06 AM

I really like the idea you mentioned that technology is an extension of children's senses. I also think technology is a good tool for teachers to use in the instructions. Technology can give students an opportunity to know more information about the world by offering more resources, like e-books, video, and courses online. But we all know that every coin has its own two sides. Admittedly, multimedia teaching makes the class more attractive and increases classroom interaction between teachers and students. At the same time, as a teacher, we can't forget our responsibility of leading students to use technology in an appropriate way.

Xiaomeng Ni
Xiaomeng Ni

  • on Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:30 AM

‘Technology is the vehicle of learning!’ is the statement made by this editor. In today’s times this is a must to engage our digital natives. This short editorial describes some articles in that journal and some useful websites. The message she expends is that some use of technology is much better than none.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

  • on Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:22 PM

We do need to teach children how to use technology to further develop concepts and to teach then how to filter through the barrage of information on the internet. I still think that we need to teach children how to use the old fashioned dictionaries and encyclopedias. It's interesting for them to see the limited information found in encyclopedias. I think keeping both forms of learning, books and digital information, in the classroom helps students to recognize how technology has changed the information we are able to access now compared to how it was when their parents were in elementary school.

Pamela Dupre  (Lake Charles, LA)
Pamela Dupre (Lake Charles, LA)


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