Today, thanks to new technologies, students have more tools that enable them to develop skills, do their homework more efficiently and improve school performance. To achieve this, however, it is important to give it a reflexive, critical and formative use that goes beyond mere distraction.
According to Sandra Patricia Verela, a graduate in early childhood education, “we are in a new era of digital natives, in the image World, therefore, not knowing that learning also happens through these resources makes no sense. The school must incorporate them, as they also read and write. The books are also there and can be accessed from these devices,” said Sandra Patricia Varela, a graduate in early childhood education.
Technologies can be very useful to support learning in any subject, but the teacher plays an important role as he must be clear that there is some gain using the applications. In fact, these tools have advantages insofar as they contribute to the achievement of some clear and precise objective.
That is why many institutions are adopting educational models in which new technologies adhere to all areas of knowledge in order to meet those technological needs that are emerging in the new generations by the rise of the digital world.
And in that sense, Jefferson College is leaps and bounds. In this institution it is clear how important it is to look for possible encounters between technology and education, because it recognizes the transformations that are being made thanks to the technological boom. Radical transformations that are in all human spheres: how we buy, sell or produce, how we entertain, how we relate.
For Mauricio Mosquera, who since 3 years is in charge of the management of the information Technologies and Communication, ICT, within the College of Jefferson, “the new technologies are part of the life of the students, but also can be a major distracter in the learning process, so we believe in that more than to set limits, the bet is on the training. To focus on digital behaviors such as respect, digital identity, integrity, copyright, autonomy, respect for the law, and from all areas we are called to train students around it.”
And there is one important point to highlight: the proper and responsible use that children and young people give to new technologies. For example, at Jefferson College, they have implemented within their methodology a valuable complement to the new technologies: Digital citizenship, through which they address all the phenomena and problems associated with the use of ICT.
Also, with the support of the ICT area, they work for teachers to integrate new technologies into their curricula and in this way make new offers to students, through transformations in teaching, transformations in methodologies, and of course encourage greater and better learning in them.
“To fulfill this, Jefferson College involves 100% of the student in such a way that he has an important voice in the construction of digital Culture. From the Junior and Senior sections we encourage students to propose strategies that allow them to grow in the autonomy of the use of devices, applications and that this be used in their learning. Being active participants in the construction of knowledge,” noted the director of ICT of the institution.
And at that point it is also important to accompany parents with their children. Instruct them, set limits on their use. Be aware of the pages you navigate, inculcate in them the value of new technologies for training and learning, rather than as an element of distraction and leisure.
Precisely, the director of the School ICT Jefferson noted that in the institution opens spaces for parents to know what is happening at the level of the ICT, the cibercuidado, the responsible use of technology and the recommendations that must be taken into account.
The Open House is an ideal setting to look into ICT issues. They can know first-hand the progress educational environment to the technology, the infrastructure of the school, the interactions that the institution has with other peers academic to build a better school and benefit the students, and without a doubt for you to get involved in that to transit to academic students they have in the Jefferson.