For children today, technology is integrated into their lives as a given – at a very young age they’re completely proficient at using laptops, tablets, and gaming devices for entertainment and information.
While all students benefit from the use of pictures, images, and color to help them learn, the visual style learner who relies on visual stimulus to recognize and remember important information benefits the most.
There’s no denying that the high tech world offers benefits. Time and a place. But while we embrace what’s new and fast, there’s something to be said about returning to simpler times and not feeling bombarded. Sensory overload is real.
It’s enlightening to see – an online search for women in technology brings up a heartening number of Women in Technology (WIT) organizations around the world that focus on supporting women who choose a career in tech.
One of the biggest tools we can provide not only youth, but people of all ages, is digital literacy. Why? Because technology is becoming more important and without digital literacy it’s far too easy to be left behind.
BC Tech is just one of the organizations that cares about turning BC into a province that’s known for its technology. One of the ways they accomplish this is through the Technology Impact Awards (TIAs). Presenting awards for the last 26 years, 2019 promises to be just as exciting, featuring startup companies, companies that have grown more successful, and others that embrace tech culture in ways that stand out.
Are you ready to encourage your budding scientist or little coder to curl up in the shade with a good book? I’ve shared some of the best picks here, so you can get ready to inspire readers of all ages. All books are available at Indigo Bookstore.
Teaching literacy to children has taken on a whole new meaning for this generation of tech savvy students. Not only do the concepts and skills of reading and writing need to be taught in the classroom, they need to be presented in ways that give kids from early childhood to K-12 the foundation for learning in this world of technology.