educational blog finding

searching for various educational blogs which will give me ideas in helping me become a better teacher i came across a blog which i thought was interesting. i came across

More Focus on Psychological Impact of Digital Media?

by Ian Quillen which it debated whether or not the incorporation of technology helps or hinders children ‘s learning process. An examined study of technology usage with young children shows obsession through the course of  the years and learning process.  Another experience from Paul Barnwell suggest that educational technology has overstimulated and distracted students. As a prospective teacher I would incorporate the technology in moderation in the classroom setting that way i wouldn’t always be dependent on it and i can give students a mental break from consuming their minds with the technology.

The focus as a teacher is to draw that distinction between using the technology to teach and for cognitive learning and adverse over consumption with the use of the technology.a blogger by the name of wilfredomorell suggest as a techer it is not the technology itself which affect students mental health but the content which leads to the adverse affect which is the video games and other noneducational endeavors associated with the technology.As a teacher it is up to me to monitor the content which takes place within my class so that is something i have to be mindful of what technology students are using .

I was interested in this piece because it critically examined technology and how it incorporated into education. It gave insight on what lead to adverse affects in students learning and cognitive function in over consumption, overstimulation and the negatives of overexposure to video games. This will help me with getting my connection with peers because based on those experience i can give feedback to whether their experiences are the same as mine and what improvements can be made if those experiences encountered can be improved.

2 thoughts on “educational blog finding

  1. Thats true, good topic, most people don’t discuss these things, as i was reading this i autimatically thought of my younger brother who is eleven he has became so obsessed with the computer that it became a distration, but you mentioned something that its the uneducational stuff that becomes a distraction which is true because my little brother was becomung obsessed with video games online. I agree that as a teacher we have to monitor how much technology we allow in our classrooms, there has to be a balance, like the saying says too much of anything is not good

  2. This is a great piece. Balance is the key!! While technology can definitely help us teach it can also hinder us.

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