Since I graduated from high school in 1998, learning in our schools has changed drastically. I did grow up with computers and was fortunate enough to have many in our small school. Technology is still changing the way our children learn. My son is in third grade and has access to his own school provided computer at his desk at all times. How incredible it is how much technology they learn at such a young age! He has his own desktop computer and iPad at home and it’s so remarkable what he can do on them without any assistance.
I remember one day I was in my son’s classroom and the teacher said something I was looking for was posted on the whiteboard. I was so used to a chalkboard that it took me a minute to figure out what she was talking about. Chalkboards are now replaced with Smartboards. No more dusty chalk filled rooms!
My son doesn’t have to copy down his homework like we once did. It’s now readily available on our school website along with learning tools and resources.
One thing that I have learned after talking to other mothers is that many schools have stopped teaching cursive. My son is learning cursive and I am glad he attends a school that still believes in it. Since he is in third grade he still writes out a lot of his homework but most high school kids are now typing every report and piece of homework.
If you are a parent that grew up with older gadgets, it might be helpful to learn new technology. Plus, it will be beneficial because you can better assist your kids with their homework. Classes, both online and off, are taught nationwide on new technology. Ashley Tutors provides tutors in Maryland that have been selected to meet your specific academic needs and match your personality. It has never been easier to learn!