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How technology helps children learn

IT has revolutionised the way we live, but worries about finance are preventing many schools from investing in facilities for the next generation.

As any parent will tell you, most young people love to play games, use the internet and talk to friends online. Yet some schools are slow to embrace software's potential, often because of issues about IT finance.

There are many benefits of implementing technology in the classroom. One of the most fundamental responsibilities of a school is to prepare children for their future lives. Just about all professions these days involve use of a computer or digital resource, even outdoor hands-on trades such as building and gardening.

Technology also facilitates more versatile learning styles than traditional teaching methods. Computers accommodate different learning styles and can be used at different paces by students, preventing quicker children from becoming bored and less-able pupils from worrying about their performance.

Online learning environments are available around the clock, so children can access them for homework or learn more in their own time if they wish. This active learning breaks down the stigma of looking 'square', empowering children to take responsibility for their own learning.

Many people have concerns about children's safety online and their ability to navigate the web without seeing or reading unpleasant things. On the other hand, these issues are not going away. Schools can play a valuable role in discussing online safety, particularly for children with less tech-savvy parents.

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