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Meet Your Childs New Teacher: The iPhone(August 22, 2013)
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 22, 2013
Robots lecture in a monotone while they float in front of the blackboard. Implanted chips in our brains seamlessly download the complete works of Shakespeare. The children now in school have been called variously the Gamer Generation, Digital Natives and the 'net Generation. No pressure, right?
In Spain, a group of researchers studied a group of 84 eight through 10-year-old students to find out if M-based (mobile-based) learning achieved better scores than using traditional custom-guided games. An actual part of the students curricula, the purpose of the games was to teach multiculturalism, tolerance and solidarity.
In this study, Evaluation of learning outcomes using an educational iPhone game vs. traditional game in the May 2013 issue of Computers & Education,researchers developed a new iPhone game. The game was to teach children real curricula and the study tested it against a traditional game format teaching the same information.
As the study predicted, the children performed equally well on both game versions. About 70 percent of the answers were correct on each. Popularity went to the iPhone, with 90 percent preferring the version and 96 percent wanting to play the iPhone version again.
It seems certain that there will always be a place for the teacher in the classroom. But, by using new technologies for the usual drudgery of drills and review while the student has fun at the same time, the teacher can be set free to teach. For more information, go to appletoolbox.com.
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