Remember way, way back in the day when kids didn’t even have cellphones, let alone need to worry about turning off the ringer on their iPhone during math class? Things sure have changed. The days of pens and notebooks aren’t exactly behind us, but education is certainly moving further into the digital age as kids become more and more tech-savvy. A recent Toronto Life article suggests that there is a digital revolution on the horizon—wherein kids will not only be allowed to bring smartphones and other tech devices to school, but will actually be encouraged to use them in class as part of the learning process.
Toronto Life contributor Jesse Brown writes:
“There’s a digital revolution underway in education. A new generation of teachers is embracing the use of classroom technology. They want to harness the fascination kids have with glowing screens and direct it toward learning. This transition is natural for kids, but painfully hard for schools. The truth is, smart phones threaten to disrupt decades of common practice in the classroom. And that’s a good thing. Changes to the way we teach and test our kids are long overdue.”
While the article focuses specifically on teachers in the Toronto District School Board and how they are dealing with this “digital revolution,” we weren’t surprised to learn that teachers in other schools across Canada are embracing the use of digital devices, also. You can read the full article here at Toronto Life.