Middle School Technology
September 19, 2010 12:42 PM Subscribe
Calling All Current Middle School Teachers and Parents of Middle Schoolers For Technology Information
posted by Elsie to Education (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
An educational company has asked me to update some study skills print materials for grades 4-6 that someone wrote before the widespread use of computers, super cell phones, IPads, Kindles, et al. The materials will be sold through school book clubs, written for the kids, with teaching guides offered separately. The demographic is the lower economic end of middle class school districts where there might be one shared computer in a child's home, probably no iPads, iPhones, and not quite enough up-to-date computers in the classroom. I would like to know the following from middle school teachers and parents of middle school students:
--How do middle school kids, particularly the younger ones, actually use computers for organizing themselves, studying, preparing for tests in all subjects, writing, scheduling, reading books/textbooks?
--What awesome and useful homework helping web sites do teachers and parents recommend to their kids, and which the kids actually use?
--What educational programs and apps are popular and effective with this age group?