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‘online learners’. Education provided through the use of computers, tablets and game consoles is continually evolving, and the benefits are significant. Parents are encouraged to welcome quality interactive media such as educational apps, to allow their children to engage in multisensory technology. As most parents will know, children nowadays seem to be born with tech-savvy abilities, successfully navigating technology from an incredibly young age. These learned skills can be used to encourage positive learning outcomes, by giving children the independence to interact with educational apps on tablets, and participate in self-motivated learning. Interactive programs can allow your child to unlock their own potential, with the use of built-in productivity tools and physical learning features on the devices. One of the greatest aspects of technology as a learning resource is that it is a portable tool for parents, so that wherever they go, education and entertainment follows! Of course, it is recommended that technology use should be managed to maintain a healthy balance between screen time and active play. Going to the park to play is still just as

important, and despite the lifelike graphics of some apps, we all know that a digital playground isn’t the same thing!

END Marie Cullen is a teacher with 35 years experience, a love of teaching children and a commitment to developing the potential in every child. Her passion for education led her to create the LessonBuzz app, to further engage children in a fun and interactive learning. Marie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New South Wales, a Diploma in Education from Sydney Teachers College and a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the Australian Catholic University. She has appeared on the ABC’s 7:30 Report and has been featured on Australian Story and in The Daily Telegraph and Sydney Morning Herald for her personal and academic achievements.

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