Teacher journal archive (2008-2011)

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20BC teachers 21C students


A Nunan


This article discusses the generation gap between teachers and students caused by computer and mobile phones. The article begins by discussed the difference in the use of computers and telephones between those who grew up before computers were widespread and telephones were mobile, and current students. It then discusses the links between the lack of technology boundaries in homes and the problems experienced in classrooms. Students find technology boring because they see the mobile phone and computer as tools for entertainment. The author suggests that schools need to take a leading role in communications guidelines for children, in the same way they recommend homework standards or uniform policy, as parents need recommendations. The author provides details of a web site for an online survey to establish such guidelines.

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