Wifi in the Classroom - Good or Bad Idea?

Posted by Lauren Moffett on Wed, Apr, 03, 2013 @ 10:04 AM

With the latest and greatest technologies giving teachers and students, alike, the access to a limitless supply of information, there comes a need for moderation and control in order to keep students on track. Wifi in schools, both in secondary and Higher Education, has become a part of what is expected of schools; having access to the internet on your tablet, phone, or laptop lets students utilize all of the tools available to them via the internet. Students can research school subjects, connect to other students, and write content relevant to their curriculum. Full access to the Internet also provides students the opportunity to procrastinate, divide their attentions, and to slack off without their teacher or peer's knowledge.

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Topics: computer lab, classroom engagement, computer usage

Constant Computer Usage Can Cause Digital Eye Strain

Posted by Lauren Moffett on Mon, Oct, 08, 2012 @ 09:10 AM

In our technology-fueled world, it is important that users understand the importance of eye health. Did you know that constant improper computer and smartphone use is grounds for an individual to develop digital eye strain? Digital eye strain is the development of painful symptoms after the use of digital media for a prolonged amount of time.  These symptoms include “red or dry eyes, blurred vision, general fatigue, or headaches”. The Vision Council has a 16-page document dedicated solely to inform the masses of this problem; it also describes who can develop symptoms, and many ways to alleviate the symptoms of digital eye strain.

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Topics: computer usage, the vision council