Tech can be a social experience for kids, Donohue says
[img_caption src=”https://www.erikson.edu/wp-content/uploads/donohue22.jpg” link=”https://www.erikson.edu/about/directory/chip-donohue/” align=”right” caption=”Chip Donohue” alt=”Photo: TEC Center director Chip Donohue”]Chip Donohue, director of Erikson’s TEC Center, talked with the Chicago Tribune about the opportunities for learning in new technologies.
Many parents and educators have concerns about screen-time for young children, and Donohue notes that he pays careful attention to those concerns.
He adds, however, that assumptions about technology are not always true. “An iPad can be a wonderful social experience and group learning experience, not a one-child-only opportunity.”
Kids are using tablets and smartphones, Donohue says, “and we need to figure out how to make that good news.”