A Question for Parents: What technology did you use when you were younger?

This blog post is for parents and anyone else who would like to comment!

The Grade Four students at our school are very lucky to be involved in the CLIC netbook program. With all students having access to a laptop computer at school, our learning adventures in 2013 are only just beginning!

We have interactive whiteboards in every classroom at our school, and they are also great learning tools. We use the internet every single day to discover and learn about the world we live in. Our class blog is another source of technology and communication.

The 4KM and 4KJ students love using their own devices at home for learning and for fun. Some popular portable devices include the digital camera, iPad, iPod, Wii, Nintendo DS, X-box and PlayStation.

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Miss Jordan and Mrs Morris remember using Commodore 64 desktop computers and game consoles such as the Atari and Sega when they were young. They have seen technology change a lot since then!

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We would love to hear from parents, grandparents, other relatives and friends about what technology you used when you were younger and how you have seen technology develop over time. Perhaps you used typewriters, polaroid cameras, turntables, earlier model computers or telegrams? We look forward to learning all about your experiences with technology!

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What technology did you use when you were younger?

Be sure to check out Ross Mannell’s extended comment for 4KM and 4KJ by clicking here. 

A – Z of Technology Tips

The 4KM and 4KJ students have improved their technology skills so much this year! They have learnt a lot about troubleshooting while researching, creating and collaborating online. Importantly, they have also improved their understanding of internet safety and etiquette.

We have loved blogging with Mrs Yollis’ class in Los Angeles, USA, this year. In fact, 2012 is the fourth year that Mrs Morris and Miss Jordan’s students have worked together with Mrs Yollis’ class.

We decided to come together with Mrs Yollis’ class for a final end of year project to demonstrate our technological understandings and teach others.

We hope you enjoy our A-Z of Technology Tips: A collaborative project by 4KM, 4KJ and Mrs Yollis’ class.

Did you learn something new?

How have your technology skills improved this year?

What other technology tips could you offer?