Are You In or Are You Out?

Are you worried about your student spending too much time on the Internet? Do you think that your child is texting when she should be doing school work?

These are all common concerns for a parent raising a child in the 21st-century. Parents who were educated before the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) system, need to understand the 21st-century classroom instead of fearing it.

Luckily, you can establish good habits for your child who uses a mobile device in and out of the classroom. Every generation has had to face new obstacles when it came to educating its children and the rules are still the same.

  • Have your student work in a place where you are readily available. They are less likely to be distracted if you are there to guide them.
  • Find out what programs schools are using to educate your child.
  • Play some of the games with them.

Your student won’t always welcome this behavior, but while he or she is young enough, try to establish patterns and habits for them to practice as mobile learners. If you are technologically savvy, you can teach them was to use technology efficiently. With robots, self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of things, technology is progressing at an astounding rate.

Your primary purpose as a parent is to be a role model for your child. If you want to support your child’s educational journey, you need to understand where it begins. It is up to you to support and extend your child’s learning experience in and out of school. To do this you will have to stay ahead of the game — know what they are learning and how.


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