The younger generation has always been a step ahead in adapting to new technologies and platforms. Modern smartphones and tablets have allowed them to evolve into true "digital natives" as opposed to their parents' generation of "digital immigrants." This generation gap has created a challenge for parents today in keeping up with their tech-savvy kids, if not staying one step ahead.
A former teacher, now EdTech consultant, Patricia Brown suggests:
- Empower them with the knowledge to protect their personal information.
- Make an effort to understand the basics of technology.
- Establish ground rules, monitor and stay in touch.
- Turn the device into a positive learning tool.
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As such, allow your students to use their tech knowledge to create real-world learning experiences inside and outside of the classroom. Explore the wonderful things you can create with digital media like, sharing a class digital project with a family member who lives in a different city, or skyping with a classroom in another part of the globe.
As an educator, you should provide your students with the 21st century skills they need to thrive and compete in a global society. Starting with these four tips will help equip you with the resources you need to help your child make smart decisions in the digital world where they live, work, and play.