The NEW EDUCATION: Replace ‘App’ with ‘book’ and read the results

Business & Tech, Inspiration

Source: SMH

Try this yourself: Replace the word ‘App’ and ‘Tablet’ with ‘Book’ and tell me what you’re hearing.

Quote:

Sandra Gattenhof, of the Queensland University of Technology, is studying how creative apps can boost literacy and numeracy skills in children from three preschools in lower socio-economic areas.

Re quote with ‘Book‘:

Sandra Gattenhof, of the Queensland University of Technology, is studying how creative books can boost literacy and numeracy skills in children from three preschools in lower socio-economic areas.

Quote:

She believes children get the most benefit from a tablet when teachers and parents are involved. ”Tablet technologies can be used to help conversations with children,” Associate Professor Gattenhof said. ”We’re showing parents how to use these devices in the home as an educational device rather than a babysitter.”

Re quote with ‘Book‘:

She believes children get the most benefit from a book when teachers and parents are involved. ”Tablet technologies can be used to help conversations with children,” Associate Professor Gattenhof said. ”We’re showing parents how to use these devices in the home as an educational device rather than a babysitter.”

Quote:

There is a temptation among some parents just to look for apps with rote learning because that’s how they were taught,” Dr Goodwin said.

Re quote with ‘Book’:

 There is a temptation among some parents just to look for books with rote learning because that’s how they were taught,” Dr Goodwin said.

Synthesis: There is NO DIFFERENCE. Don’t shoot the tool, it’s only a resource in the end.

MMA

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