Ours is an ever changing world. Watch this short, interesting film. - A short animation looking at the technological and social changes that have happened in recent years, each change affects...
Yes, the world has changed, but children still need to go out, play, hop and skip, climb a tree, chase a butterfly, learn to ride a bicycle, splash paint around. They need to explore the world around them using all five senses. WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Read this paper titled, "Unplugged schools" by Dr Lowell Monke. assistant professor of Education at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. He says: "Unplugged schools would get children deeply involved with nature and community; they would give a prominent place to the expressive arts; they would determine tool use according to developmental readiness; they would study technology explicitly; they would give children time and space to look inward; and they would rely on assessments that are rigorous and multifaceted rather than reductionist and multiple choice". Educators say the darndest things. Consider this from a high school social studies teacher who told me, "Kids don't read anymore. The only way I can teach them anything is by showing them videos." Or this from a middle school principal who defended serving children junk food every day by telling me, "That's what
Maybe schools should wait until children are older, before they start them off with virtual learning? There are many exciting things children can do...
<div>...such as play, jump, dance, paint, and for them to do this, adults need to get up from their computer chairs, and TAKE THEM OUT.</div>
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So, if we really love and care for our children, let us get up...yes, GET UP, and show them this REAL, BEAUTIFUL world! What A Wonderful World With David Attenborough -- BBC One [FULL HD] - YouTube
This is a digital artefact that constitutes my final assignment for the E-learning and digital cultures course (28 Jan to 4 March 2013), conducted by the University of Edinburg, UK, and offered by Coursera. Please follow the dots that make up the question mark, and do not miss clicking on the last dot! Thanks for viewing this artefact! - Sadhana Ramchander, Hyderabad, India