How much technology do you use in your child’s education? We are homeschoolers, and my child’s core homeschool curriculum is online. I know of some parents who use only workbooks and textbooks. And for some children that is a great way to learn. I have to tell you that if the world went back to the 1850’s and there were no computers, laptops, netbooks, tablets, etc., my child would have a very hard time of it.

I’m probably a little older than most of the parents of 6th graders. (I suffered from “advanced maternal age” when my daughter was born, that is the doctor’s way of saying I was over 35!!!) Let’s just say I owned 8 track tapes when they were current! Because I am a little older, I have had to adapt to the technology innovations that have happened in the last 20 years. And with much more difficulty than you might expect.

My daughter doesn’t even seem to notice when one technology becomes old and a new one replaces it. Like I said, her school is online, the educational games that she plays are online, course content videos are online. Things move much faster in her world than they ever did in mine, and I struggle to keep up sometimes.

Are you keeping up with technology? Do you use it in your child’s education? How do you use it? I would love to have you share!

 

6th grade and technology

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