Do devices in schools and at home mean too much screen time for kids?

Since the 2008 “Digital Education Revolution”, when the government funded laptops for secondary school students, there has been a growing impetus to increase young people’s screen time both in school and for homework at home.

Now that the government funding has ceased, schools are moving toward “Bring Your Own Device” policies so that students can continue to benefit from educative uses of modern computing devices.

Continuing to advance our students’ IT skills is an educational priority. IT skills are one of the key “General Capabilities” in the national curriculum and also appear in the content descriptions for specific subjects. In recent times there has been increasing interest in international comparisons through tests such as the International Computer and Information Literacy Study.

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  1. Cailin Sandvig

    “Teachers need to integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum instead of viewing it as an add-on, an afterthought, or an event.” – Heidi-Hayes Jacobs

    Concerning, not surprising.

  2. sonia

    Hi Simon. I am keen to read the full article. Just thought I’d let you know the link does not work. Cheers, Sonia

  3. team

    Hi Sonia, thank you for letting us know! We’ll get onto fixing this straight away. In the meantime you can copy and paste the link into your browser instead:
    Kind regards,
    Team Breakspear

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