hazelm Posted August 28, 2020 Report Share Posted August 28, 2020 I am hoping there is a teacher here. I have a question for teachers. I have been pondering the fact that young students take to the electronic technology with ease while older people struggle with it. Andy Rooney had a good answer for that. "The reason we elders have trouble learning new things is that our minds are already full of all the wonderful things we learned years ago." Very good. I do not think that is an alibi. Our memories are with us. Our brains are already working full time. However, there are also older people who take to this technology with relish and have no trouble with it. How to explain that? Suddenly, a thought came to me. Back fifty years ago, no matter how hard teachers tried, there were always some students who "just did not get it". Try as they might, they could not grasp what was being taught. So, here is my question. Among all those elementary school students who do grasp electronic technology with no trouble, do you have students who "just do not get it"? students who panic with the computer when it goes awry and who do not understand how to deal with it, no matter how much you explain? Students for whom all those buttons are overwhelming and leave them failing? I thought that, perhaps a teacher - or maybe a few parents - might have an answer. Thank you. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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