The Transylvania Times -

Everyday Education: Too Much Screen Time? Not In Our Schools


October 1, 2018

Working problems on a whiteboard or with web tools are options when completing a math assignment in Ms. Souther's Pisgah Forest Elementary third-grade classroom.

You'd be hard-pressed these days not to find a newspaper article, online news outlet or social media site that doesn't lament our children's excessive screen time. Phones, television, computers - all can be implicated in this crisis. This concern is bleeding over into our schools, as more and more classrooms provide laptops for all students and emphasize digital learning as a skill necessary for our children's future.

The corresponding discussion is the importance of physical movement for the brain to function at optimal levels. Teachers are encouraged to give "brain breaks;" principals...

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