Information technology is everywhere. Should young children work with computers? Many principals believe they should, but many psychologists and sociologists think they shouldn’t. And what do you think?
Follow what they do at school
Little research will help you to find a good answer to this question. Try to speak with someone from school (can be a child, a parent, a teacher) before the start of your interview. Ask them whether they have IT classes, and if they use computers in other classes. This will help you to find the answer that will resonate with the people in the hiring committee.
At the end of the day, technology can be our friend, or our enemy. Show the interviewers that you try to find a way to use technology for the benefit of the children.
I like to use technology in my classes. Pictures, videos, and presentations help us to demonstrate the subject, and they also improve the engagement of the children, since they like the visual aspect. On the other hand, we should monitor the content they see on their screens, and block certain websites, so they can not reach them.
In my opinion, IT does not belong to elementary schools. Each child has a computer at home, and they spend too much time playing or watching TV anyway. We should represent a different line of education. However, if we restrict the use of technology to certain classes, and if we follow clear goals, we can manage to use the technology in a way that benefits both us and the children.