Education is always at the forefront of who we elect politically, as it tends to be the most important issue that our country faces. It is also the most polarizing issue of the 21 century. We are constantly have official bicker between federal, state, and local control over how education dollars are allocated and spent. The problem that we often have is that money is seen as the most important tool to educate our youth, when in reality, we need to make strides in technology to help educated our youth so that they are able to be our future.
Books are becoming something of a passé item, at least in terms of the physical variety. With tablets, kindles, and laptops becoming the norm, we are seeing books becoming something of a virtual item. This is actually a huge benefit for all involved. Consider that the overhead on publishing e-books is quite a bit lower since there are no production and distribution costs involved. This allows e-books to be a lot more affordable for kids today. We just need to find a way to get tablets in the hands of every kid today, so they should all have immediate access to educational publications at the touch of a button.
Brain training games, similar to the ones of Neuronation, can be a great educational tool for helping develop children. These games are like fitness exercises for your brain. It’s often said that the brain is the most powerful muscle in the human body, and if you don’t actively use it then it can atrophy just like any other muscle. Not only are the games challenging, but they also test your cognitive abilities to think and react quickly and efficiently. There have been plenty of independent studies and co-operations with universities that have proven the effectiveness of brain games. The best part is that with the advent of recent technology these games can be delivered to you with ease.
Virtual and online learning is also becoming something of a norm in classroom education. No longer do our children have to be physically present in a classroom in order to learn. We see colleges offering complete online bachelor and masters degrees. These degrees come with the same accreditation of the prototypical college degree. Foreign language classes can be taught to students overseas without ever having to leave their own home. With virtual learning, things that we often thought of impossible have become everyday events.