Tech and Tots

Recently I came across two news reports that caught my attention due to the variety of opinions related to technology and learning.  I thought the video and article were fairly balanced.   It is important to note that neither directly address educational technology, but the topic does get mentioned.   Both articles are primarily focused on toddlers, yet the information can be valuable for parents and teachers.    After watching and reading, feel free to share your opinions in the comments section below.

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http://news.yahoo.com/tablets-hit-kids-experts-worry-152240175–finance.html

and

http://video.foxnews.com/v/2979927071001/new-concerns-over-tablet-computer-use-among-toddlers/

Press Releases – United States Senator Lisa Murkowski

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Digital LearningDay:

Links to CRSD digital learning information:

http://www.crsd.us/digital-learning-resources–research.html

http://www.crsd.us/edgenuity-parent-information–resources.html

http://www.crsd.us/uploads/9/4/1/8/9418759/digital_learning_digest_14-1.pdf

CRSD Digital Learning Digest

Digital learning in the Copper River School District took center stage in our community last fall.    Many members of the community took the time to participate in various forums and meetings.

As the conversation about digital learning developed over the course of 1st semester, we began to ponder how to facilitate a better informed continuation of the conversation during second semester.   One of the ideas we’ve been working on is a document that not only restates the expressed concerns as frequently asked questions (FAQ), but also provides an accurate foundation for 2nd semester conversations.  Screen Shot 2014-01-28 at 4.40.27 PM

It became apparent over the course of the last few weeks that this document should be the first edition of a document that grows and adapts to new questions and statewide contexts.   After reading the first edition of the CRSD Digital Learning Digest, please send us your comments, suggestions or unanswered questions.   We’ll keep those on file as we work on a second edition that will be published before the start of the 2014-2015 school year.

The document linked below is our sincere attempt at facilitating an honest dialogue about the rapidly changing arena of educational technology.

Click here to read the CRSD Digital Learning Digest January 2014