It’s nearly impossible to successfully engage in distance learning without using some form of EdTech. At surface level, distance learning can be dangerous to a student’s vision, or even get them addicted to technology. Inquisitive on the matter; experts dove deeper, finding that overexposure to screens can lead to depression, developmental delays, and even social dysfunction. However, EdTech is an essential component in modern learning. Experts have even found that not all screens are equal – so despite EdTech’s health concerns, it can create astronomical outcomes for students… if used constructively.
As with most things, quality of quantity matters when using technology. It was found that teens between 13-18 and young adults between 19-32 who routinely spend long intervals on social media exhibit higher rates of depression. On top of that, these demographics have even higher risks of suicide. However, the risks can start at any age. Children who use screens frequently between ages 2 and 6 may be more likely to develop emotional problems and experience family dysfunction. Examples of technology children these ages may use are tablets, old smartphones, or learning pads. For children younger than 2, who watch at least 1 hour of television daily, show increased risk of cognitive, language, and motor delays. As a result, the WHO & the CDC recommend 2 hours or less of screen time for children under 18.
Furthermore, use of EdTech can create positive outcomes for students.For example, students can use their devices to explore their interests and hobbies on a wider scale. Students who enjoy nature can use LeafSnap, an app that identifies trees using pictures of their leaves and catalogs identification for use by researchers. Students who enjoy video games can play educational games rated EC (Early childhood, 3+), E (Everyone 6+), E10+, or T (Teen) that can even treat ADHD. On the other hand, EdTech can help students connect with their peers. Hands-on communication and collaboration are two of the biggest components in a thriving educational setting, so it’s important to have that in distance learning experiences.
Remember, not all screens are equal. Today, 95% of parents worry about how much time their kids spend online, but these days, doing so is essential – for workers and students. Parents can monitor what their kids see online by talking to their child about what they’re seeing online, or using parental controls and keeping screens out of the bedroom if necessary. Reasons to do so may include feeling as though your child is addicted to their screen. Over half of teens have tried to limit their phone, social media, and video game use, but 56% feel lonely or anxious without their phone. In fact, 54% of teens admit they spend too much time on their phone, and 31% lose focus at school because they’re checking their phone. Solutions to winging your child off of their screens may be to designate screen-free times, like during meals, bedtime, or 1-night per week, and ensure time is set aside for exercise, family, and other valuable activities. Regardless of your approach, be consistent in your expectations for screen time.
Growing evidence shows that how students use technology is far more important than how much time they spend on screens. How is your engagement with EdTech going?
5 Things To Consider When Installing A New Kitchen Sink
How To Save Money On Your Home Improvement Projects
3 Weekend Hobbies That Will Require A Motorcycle
3 Reasons Why Spring In California Is Best For Camping
How COVID-19 Changed Technology in the Workplace
Establish Your Digital Omniety With The Gojek Clone App
Why You Should Unapologetically Wear A Hat To The Gym
Tokenized Real Estate Can Sort Out a Lot of Issues in the Industry
DIY Organization Tips for New Homeowners
Top Big Data Trends in 2021: Investment Matters
A Comprehensive Guide on How to Develop a Banking App in 2021
3 Steps To Identify The Natural Leaders In Your Team
Create A Niche In The Real Estate Market With The Sturdy Zillow Clone Solution
5 Ways to Help You Recover After Your Pregnancy
Top 5 Skincare Beauty Products You Must Try in 2021
How To Be A Top Business In 2021’s Digital Age
Growing Limousine Dispatch Software Market: Why invest in an on-demand limousine business?
Things To Consider When Hiring A Commercial Moving Service
7 Innovative Ways to Transform Your Business
Why Having an App For Your Biz Will Be a Gamechanger
Internet & Online Marketing2 months ago
7 Inspiring Social Justice Accounts to Follow on Instagram
Computers & IT1 month ago
How to Get Affordable WordPress Development Services
Home Improvement2 months ago
Home Office Organization Ideas: Where to Start
Business2 months ago
Expanding In UK In 2020: What Do You Need To Know
Business2 months ago
Why Should You Opt For A Professional Plumber?
News2 months ago
Brexit Provides New Opportunities For Uk Software Company
Health & Fitness3 weeks ago
FightPandemics, the platform that matches volunteers and people in need during public health crises
Business1 month ago
3 Small Business Upgrades to Improve Work Safety