Saturday, December 9

Take a technology break and enjoy an analog summer

The past two academic years have resulted in an explosion in the amount of screen time our youth have experienced. This has been necessary to ensure learning continued during the course of the pandemic, and like anything else, it has an upside and a downside.

On the upside, learning digitally is favorable for personalization, learner empowerment to choose their own path and development of online skills, which is needed in today’s ever-growing digital-first society. 

On the other hand, real-life social skills can become rusty when there is too much screen time, and while there is a big world out there to explore beyond what a student sees on the screen, sometimes it is important to practice the long-ago days of a former analog world and venture away from faces buried in technology toward a path filled with fun.

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