And it's changing the way we teach.
No longer will kiddo's tolerate a traditional classroom with books, pencils, and the occasional crayon. They've bypassed that level by the age of three. In order to keep these children actively engaged, teachers must use technology in an interactive way. School systems are struggling to purchase ipads, computers, laptop labs, smart boards, and teachers are demanding professional development on interactive classroom performance systems, green screens, flip cameras, podcasts, and class blogs ... the list goes on and on.
While we play catch up to the learning curve, parents are keeping their children ahead of the game by purchasing the latest gadgets. If you don't know what I mean, check out this two year old with an ipad.
Yep. Things are sure getting interesting around here!