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It’s difficult to resist gadgets. Children will inevitably come into contact with computers and smartphones, no matter how hard their parents try to keep them away from them. Is there, however, an appropriate age for parents to introduce this technology to their children?
Many experts agree that children should not be exposed to gadgets until they are at least two years old. According to guidelines, they should be playing with actual, tangible objects in their early years. Many screen-based games and toys can deprive children of real-life experiences. The longer parents wait to introduce gadgets to their children, the better for them.
When it comes to introducing gadgets, it is always up to the parents, but it is important that they are employed and used under parental supervision. Parents can gain valuable experience with technology by supervising their children as they play with gadgets. Parents should ask questions and describe events to their children, helping them to comprehend the essence of devices and why their use must be limited.
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We’ve all heard the horror stories about how social media is cruel, malicious, and unproductive in schools. This isn’t correct! Please bring your wireless device and join us for a constructive, collaborative, engaging discussion about the benefits of social media in the classrooms, colleges, and district. The topics of discussion will range from specific policies to how to use free, secure social media applications in your schools. Why aren’t you knocking down those walls in 2015?
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Mr. Eitner is a proud graduate of the New Jersey public school system and currently resides in Lavallette, NJ. He received his BA in interdisciplinary studies at the American University in Washington, D.C., after graduating from Union High School in New Jersey in 1997. He started his teaching career in Roselle, New Jersey, where he taught social studies, computers, and digital literacy.
He graduated from Kean University with a master’s degree in 2004 and went on to teach 8th grade studies at the nationally acclaimed East Brunswick Public Schools. He wrote and earned over $140,000 in grants for his students there, including podcasting equipment and a fully immersive gold-rush experience in which students mined for gold during their westward expansion unit.
Mr. Eitner was noted for his unconventional and technologically based teaching methods. Throughout his career, he worked to build learning environments that were student-centered, data-driven, and technology-infused.
Today’s schools are primarily concerned with teaching core subjects such as math, reading, and science. What about art topics, though? While some educators and parents believe that art education should be restricted to leisure and extracurricular activities, artistic activities may assist in the growth of great thinkers in children. The following are some of the reasons why children should be encouraged to pursue art education:
Motor skills have improved. Fine motor skills such as keeping a crayon or a paintbrush are critical for a child’s growth. Children must be able to draw circles and use safety scissors by the age of three. Scissors and other art supplies are favored in preschools because they can help children learn to write more easily.
Introduction of decision-making and logical thought A child’s critical thinking skills can be strengthened by art education. They can always try something different with art. Having choices as simple as picking the correct shape or color may be carried over into adulthood.
Learning through the use of images Children may learn tasks visually by threading, painting, sculpting, and other art activities. Art teaches students how to analyze, view, and apply visual data. It encourages children to be conscious of their surroundings and to make accurate assessments of facts.