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 Kids These Days: The Internet and Home Education

Presenter: Dan Olinger
When: Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 2:00pm EST (11:00am Pacific)
Duration: 60 minutes
Moderator: Ben Davis
Cost: FREE

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About This Seminar

We all know that the net has changed almost everything, including the way we homeschool. It has certainly changed the educational experience of our children. There are the relatively trivial changes, of course: the rise of typing over penmanship and the decline of the library as a place. But the net has made changes that will change the world forever. What are these changes? Are they good or bad or both? How have they already affected the way our children think? Is this phenomenon just the age-old generation gap, or is something more substantial going on here? How should we respond? How can we best steward our educational responsibilities, giving our children the ability to serve God in a fast-moving age while retaining skills that affect more than this minute? This seminar will delineate the changes that the net has brought to education, analyze their value, and propose an approach for producing thinkers for both the short and the long term.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to

  • Identify significant educational changes engendered by the internet and related technologies
  • Define linear and associative thinking, their strengths and their relationship to internet use
  • Identify educational activities that improve both types of thinking

Who Should Attend

Parents of junior and senior high homeschool students who use the internet in their home education

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