Montessori and new Technologies
On one hand, we want our children to be prepared for whatever may lie ahead in this digital age. On the other hand, research is leading us to determine what is best for the health and learning of young children in regard to the use of devices. As Montessorians, one of our first considerations is the developmental phase of the child. Once we have considered what our core values lead us to do, it’s important to take a look at how this lines up with current research findings. One final point to recognise is how educators might use technology to further benefit the learning of their students. Teachers’ use of technology can take on many forms, and there are plenty of options to explore!