Technology is changing the way we do so many things – how we communicate, navigate and regulate our every day lives. So how is it changing the way that we educate? Many caregivers wonder if learning from a screen is fundamentally different than learning from a good, old-fashioned book. We’ll explore what technological innovation means to the future of classroom learning with Dr. Mark Bailey, an Oregon professor who is developing “play-based” digital curricula for early learners, and with Amanda Duvall, an Alaskan teacher who educates educators on using technology.
PLUS, we take a look at how technology is being used to reach rural Alaskan classrooms; and we confront the stigma that video games are violent time-wasters when we explore how gaming is being used in kindergarten through college classrooms to teach and to train the next gen of computer scientists.
Detailed links, excerpts and resources from this show can be found on KidsTheseDays.org.