by Dulles Moms | January 20, 2021 11:43 am
By Jessica Grose, The New York Times
My 8-year-old daughter started writing stories this year in Google Docs. They are thousands of words long, and my favorite one includes both a full brisket recipe and a murder mystery. She experiments with fonts, looks up synonyms, and thinks about the plot even when she’s away from the computer.
I don’t think she would be doing any of this if not for our virtual pandemic year.
While I don’t want to sugarcoat the experience — so many children, especially children without access to computers and high-speed internet, are struggling — I do want to point out that there are upsides to online life, and some experts agree.
With the caveat that there is not reliable research on long-term outcomes of this grand experiment, one positive outcome is…moreRead More
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