Teaching young people to analyze TV commercials will serve them well in other areas of life, researchers say.
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Thanks to the prevalence of technology, children are exposed to thousands of commercials a year. How can parents make their children more aware of how commercials influence what they think and do?
Cartoons often have scenes of physical or verbal violence.
Children exposed to scenes of violence may develop a view that the world is more dangerous than it actually is.
There’s much more to mathematics than computation, and that’s where more contemporary technologies can improve primary mathematics.
Many parents are demanding less technology use in the classroom due to the amount of screen time children get at home. This story explores whether maths education and technology go hand in hand.
Why game playing can be such a powerful tool.
Video games have been helping kids to learn for years, here’s how.
Should laptops be used during class?
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Laptops in class are distracting – even for the most motivated students.
What do students miss when they access the Internet only through mobile devices?
A third of families living below poverty level access the Internet only through their phones. And young people from these families get access to few learning opportunities.
Technology can help kids learn – but the devices themselves aren’t a silver bullet.
There’s a great deal of debate about what devices schools should be using. But educators should be focusing on how children learn, not what they learn on.
How much screen time should kids get?
Yan Chi Vinci Chow
Research shows that preschool children take characters from popular television shows and movies and blend them together to create complex oral stories.
Is giving pupils iPads enough to revolutionise learning?
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Educational technology can be a powerful tool, but it must be accompanied by new, modern teaching methods.
iPads are fun but can distract.
Adults and youngsters are willing to queue overnight to get their hands on the latest product release from Apple and children appear to be drawn to iPads because of the immediate feedback they get when…
Students will soon have to bring their own devices, so what does this mean for families, learning and inequity in schools?
The computers for schools program, which involved federal funding for the supply of laptops to high school students, is set to end in June. The program was a central piece of the former government’s “digital…