As a grandparent do you wonder about how to keep up with your grandchildren and their ability to use technology?
My 21 month old granddaughter was recently shown a paper photograph and immediately tried to scroll it to see the next photo. She has only been shown photos on mobile phones or tablets. This made me think about how the younger generation are so used to using technology that they don’t even have to stop to think about it.
Parents and Grandparents might find this article helpful – Family Time with Apps: A Guide to Using Apps with your kids.
Common Sense Media Website has lots of information about apps and games for children. I liked the following one which describes apps where children can try being a coder, writer, musician, artist or director.
and reviews of educational apps and games.
Most of all it is about spending time with the children whether that is reading a story or getting involved in a game on the tablet. You can extend their experience by asking questions or getting them to show you how it works.
Most of the teachers I have known are fearless, willing to try creative ideas to engage children in their learning. In my time I have walked through the wardrobe in the Lion, the witch and the wardrobe. I have been frozen in a spell, dressed up as the cat in the hat, worn the school uniform and blacked out my teeth.
In fact I was so successful at disguise that the year I dressed up as an old lady, I had my class believing I was my own grandmother!
What crazy things have you done in the name of education?