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Technology and education

Did you catch today’s story about first-grade bloggers at Fredericksburg Academy?

That story sparked my curiosity about how schools use technology with the younger crowd. I got such a great response to my questions that we’re working on a separate story. So if you have any great tales to share about young students and technology–blogs, Skype, iPads, please share them. aumble@freelancestar.com or 540/735-1973.

In somewhat related news, a new study has found that children 8 months to 8 years are exposed to about four hours of television each day.  Some studies find that too much TV leads to a lack of focus among students, but this blog post from Education Week also links to some interesting research on the benefits of interactive media and video conferencing with children.

 

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