Albert Einstein was certainly a genius! Even foreseeing that technology may overtake ‘common sense’.
Have a look below and you will be amazed at what technology can do! (Not always the best, is it!)
‘FOOD FOR THOUGHT’ and CLASS DISCUSSION IDEAS at the end of article.
The day that Albert Einstein feared is well and truly here……………
Lunch with Friends
Conversation with your BFF
Keeping an Eye on the Kids at the Beach
Romantic Dinner Date!
Quality Family Time
Fun Day in the Park
Treat Time for the Children
Following in Mum’s Footsteps!
Day at the Beach
Cultural Learning at the Museum
Wouldn’t’t we all rather see this little one engrossed in a book?
What do you do about over-use of technology …. in the workplace, …. at school or home?
We can all make a difference in any environment by:
- Setting sensible and fair boundaries- eg. use devices only during breaks, and no texting at meal times
- At home, encourage other activities. Visit a ‘game’ store and discover the new board games that are available now!
- Find ways to show your family that it’s not a ‘parent’ thing, but rather social behavior that has got out of hand
MEET THE MAN WHO SAID: “I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.” Albert Einstein
Whilst we do not agree of course with every word Einstein said, it does provoke thoughts about how technology interferes with some social aspects of our lives. We need to embrace our relationships without mobile phones constantly interrupting!
For teachers and parents:
- Once you have gone through this article, open up discussions about how we can help each other to be more responsible with the use of technology, but in particular, mobile phone use.
- Ask them to be honest – what would they do if they had children of their own?
- Have the class make suggestions on large posters and place around the room.
LET’S MAKE CHANGES TO THE WAY OUR YOUNG GENERATION THINK!
How can we as teachers and parents change the way the younger generation think and act? Not only about the about misuse of technology in their lives, but also about their ideals and future aims ?
How can we utilize the achievements and success of great individuals and allow them to become part of the culture change in schools and at home whilst raising aspirations?
We invite you to have a look at how Meridian High School has seen AMAZING results, by watching this short video – https://www.amazingpeopleworldwide.com/schools.
Check out the TEACHER ZONE – All of the materials in this Teacher Zone have been developed by teachers for teachers. We have created resource sheets and supports that have been specifically designed to be flexible, so that they can be used in a range of different ways in schools, to cater for the needs of each and every school community.
Check out the STUDENTS ZONE – The Student Zone is comprised of several ‘story worlds’…
- Science & Maths – from doing brilliant things with beans to being bonkers about bacteria, you’ll find all sorts of inspiring stories from amazing scientists and mathematicians here.
- Literary & Arts – one of the world’s greatest artists was told to stop wasting his time doodling. Imagine if he’d listened! Another invented hundreds of words we still use today. Come and meet them, and others!
- Citizenship & Humanitarianism – Confucius, Florence Nightingale and Mahatma Gandhi – heard of these people? Want to know why they’re so amazing and what they did to change our world? Read on!
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