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Why Technological Tour is Essential For Our Kids

Updated: Mar 1, 2019

Our kids are growing up in the technology age where the digital landscape is constantly and quickly evolving by the hour. They are using gadgets to socialise, play, study and more; Technology is all around them. The impact of gadgets own our children is a double-edged sword. Parents have to regulate the way children use their smart devices and other gadgets. While the exposure on how to use a gadget is more, the exposure on how to build it is less. Learning technology is essential for this kids to innovate. It would do well to expose these kids on how gadgets and smart devices are designed and manufactured.

Your kid becomes future-proof:

More wireless devices like the Internet of Things (IoT) are used by majority of the industries today in this data and information-based century. Hence, schools have to groom kids for the future when technology would have evolved in manifolds. STEM (Science, technology, engineering and math) and ACER (AI/Coding/Engineering/Robotics) education are taught in such a way where students can apply theoretical concepts in the real-world scenario. This way, kids are groomed to be competent enough to handle higher education and their career in the technology-first and knowledge-based economy.

Da Vinci Education, using the NeuroBot™ program, brings ACER concepts to children where these subjects are explored by experimenting and understanding household electronic items and smart devices.

Learning becomes interactive:

Children learn better when education is experiential and interactive. The concepts that kids learn these days have to challenge them at an optimised level without overwhelming them. Back in the nineties kids used to assimilate abstract theoretical concepts through passive learning and instruction methods. Kids these days can engage in fun group activities with peers due to the upgraded education infrastructure and facilities in institutes. Kids are now able to learn through fun experiments and investigation. This involves building robots, programming codes, learning the design of a device or dissecting a concept. The atmosphere will also channelise peer competition in a positive and healthy way by encouraging collaboration.

Kids can also engage with robots and work on simulations to understand how precise instructions have to been given for smart devices to perform.

Children learn to become digital citizens:

By making technological gadgets all by themselves, children understand the effort, money and skills that go into making a technology-backed device and in turn, understand the worth of the gadgets they already own.

They learn to become disciplined digital citizens and understand how to be social appropriate in the digital world. They learn to be more responsible, understand ethics and are conscious of how to communicate through the web.

Children are trained to build instead of giving them passive instruction:

As STEM and ACER learning are gaining momentum, these subjects can be integrated into your child’s early education, and in fact, technology can be taught to children with diverse learning proficiencies. These days, education is more child-centred where teachers have to explain concepts that pervade various disciplines and look at cross-contextual and interdisciplinary approaches to teach subjects like engineering, robotics, coding and math.

Since children interact with their environment when they are trained in STEM and ACER education, they develop holistically. They explore machines around them and share their discoveries with their peers. They test their ideas, analyse patterns and apply their theoretical learnings practically. They understand shapes, sizes, forms, quantities and also abstract concepts in science and technology that are not evident to the physical eye.

The whole learning is based on experiments where children are trained to process how things work. The kids understand manufacturing and blue prints to design models. They learn how to put different pieces together to give them a give a proper form and shape and in turn, design gadgets that are functional and workable as well.

Improves a diverse set of skills at an early age:

When children use commands to build their robots or programme codes, they get direct outputs based on what instructions they give. This makes STEM and ACER education more engaging and interesting.

Instead of playing games, they are able to design games. Instead of just interacting with robots they can learn how to build robots to cater to their specific needs. This improves their focus, concentration, creativity and their analytical brain at a very early age. The children’s creative concepts are grounded in practicality to make things work and this polishes their intellectual maturity. Children get the required support for their social and cognitive development.

At an early age, they are able to learn diverse skills like teamwork, collaboration, problem-solving, designing, designing and communication. They also gain logical, mathematical, analytical and spatial intelligence.

In conclusion

Exposing kids to technology know-how in a phased manner improves their creativity, polishes various skills and improves their intelligence in various sectors. Theory along with experiential learning helps kids interact with technology the right way and understand its importance. Technological exposure moulds kids to become future-proof and responsible digital citizens.

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