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Megan Roberts | @TechieEducation

Megan Roberts | @TechieEducation

I am an elementary certified teacher with a degree in Speech-Language and Hearing and a master’s degree in Education. I have been teaching for years, and I have seen the spectrum of technology knowledge in my students. It has always been my goal to incorporate as much technology as possible in order to create fun and engaging lessons that cater to 21st century needs.

On a more personal side, I am a snowboarder, rock climber, book lover, video gamer, and traveler. There’s always a new recipe to try, a new mountain to board, a new wall to climb, a new book to read, a new game to beat, or a new place to visit, and I am always ready for the adventure. With my family and friends by my side, and sometimes my cat, the adventures will never cease because life is an adventure.

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With the inclusion of technology in the classroom and the growing popularity of 1:1 or BYOD, teachers, parents, administrators, and policymakers have been asking what kind of people will this kind of technology dependence create. Many believe that people dependent on technology become disassociated with personal interactions and lose the ability to be empathetic with others. Empathy requires people to recognize, label, and express emotions appropriately in order to understand the causes and consequences of emotions and share them with others. In order to keep character and empathy in a 1:1/BYOD classroom, you have to plan for it, but does it actually help in academics?

According to Teach-nology

Does character education actually help in academics?

Yes, character education can greatly help students with their academic subjects as well. Diligence and a sense of responsibility are some of the main core values taught in character education. With these students will learn how to focus on their studies, and more importantly they will have the drive that will make them want to do well in their academic subjects.

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Most people are surprised to find out that I am a huge video-game nerd. I wow them with my extensive knowledge and collection of video games and I am proud to say that I am a gamer and that I still play games today. I plan on having my kids play video games, and I incorporate games into my classroom as much as possible. Why? I’ll tell you. 

Why you should let your kids play video games

1. Problem Solving:

First and foremost, video games help to teach problem solving. Anyone who has played through a Legend of Zelda temple knows that without problem solving, you would never reach the end of the game. Games are specifically designed for you to think of how to become better, how to solve the puzzle, or how to beat the boss. Games wouldn’t be as fun if you didn’t have to think about what you are doing.

Check Out: Echochrome, Monument Valley, and Portal

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