Emily Schaffer (LFAS-Alumni)

Open-ended Learning

Emily Schaffer (LFAS)
Over the past few months I have had the amazing opportunity to work with a wonderful group of grade five students. The group of four are kind-hearted intelligent students with a passion for discovery. They have amazed me with their ability to see the world as something bigger and to draw connections from everyday life to their own and others research. They all started with a project about a certain part of the human body. Mrs. Illes encouraged them to pick a body system that they were...Read More...
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RR2 When do you use Technology?

Emily Schaffer (LFAS)
Last month I conducted a survey with some grade two students at my school. I asked them when they used technology, and gave them three options to select from (Before School, After School and Before Bed). The majority of students selected more than two boxes which came as a surprise to me. I found it even more shocking that almost half of the students stated that they use technology at all three points throughout the day. Of course this may not be the case daily, but as an average still...Read More...
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Inquiry Question: “How does the use of technology affect a child's development?” “TV has become the electronic wallpaper of our lives” ~Michael Rich MD, MPH, director of the Center on Media and Child Health at Boston Children's Hospital. I am beginning to research the physiological affects of technology on children. This week I focused on TV and how it impacts the developing mind. Based on recent research, scientists and pediatricians worldwide have come to the consensus that it is best if a...Read More...
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Project Plan

Emily Schaffer (LFAS)
Question: “How does the use of technology affect a child's development?” I am planning to look into the psychological and physical affects that technology has on children. I will explore both the pros and cons. I hope to gain first hand knowledge of how children are using technology and how often from a second grade class at my school through interviews and surveys. I will start my project by first attempting to understand a bit about how the brain develops and then move on to looking at the...Read More...
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