How lucky are kids today?
I know I sound like an old fuddy-duddy when I say that, but seriously! How lucky are kids today?!
The internet has revolutionized childhood like no other:
Want to hang out with friends, but can't get to them? FaceTime, group chat, text.
Have a questions but don't have an encyclopedia or can't get to the library? Look it up within 10 seconds.
Have to know the lyrics to that song you were just listening, because yes it was life-changing Mom! There's an app for that.
It is so much easier to access information that it ever has been. Advances in technology have been truly astounding over the past 20 years. We use the internet for work, play, and everything in between. So why not also use it to learn about others?
You can use computers to learn so much about others. Here are some of my favorite ways to use the computer (and by extension - phone, tablet, etc) to learn about diversity with your kids, increase their cultural competence, (and your own!) and still have fun!
What activity will you try with your kids first? Do you use the computer to learn new things with your kids? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts. Don't forget to check back next week for letter D. I think this is one that everyone will want to try.
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6/7/2016 05:02:18 am
Great post. Lots of terrific suggestions. I especially like the one about using the computer as s tool to increase knowledge. A great equalizer for kids who are not privileged.
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