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How do you use Technology?

"As valuable as technologies can be in moving the work of the Lord forward,
they can also be a serious distraction if not used properly."

 

- Elder Quentin L. Cook, "Valiant in the Testimony of Jesus," Ensign, November 2014.

Father and daughter at computer

At White House Academy, we approach technology in education with a balanced perspective. While some schools heavily integrate computers into their curriculum, we have chosen a different path based on our beliefs and values.

 

Research has shown that excessive computer use at a young age can have negative effects on attention spans, creativity, and physical activity. Therefore, we have opted to minimize computer usage during school hours to create a more interactive and human-centered learning environment.

We recognize the value of technology and its role in the modern world. Older students at White House Academy use computers for specific tasks such as typing assignments and accessing digital literature. We also offer skills classes that include typing to prepare students for practical use of technology in the future. 

While some argue that early exposure to technology is essential for developing digital skills, we believe in prioritizing foundational learning during the crucial developmental years. We take inspiration from executives at Silicon Valley companies who deliberately limit technology use in their children's education and at home.

At White House Academy, we embrace the human aspect of teaching and learning. By minimizing distractions from devices, we can fully engage with our students and provide them with a well-rounded education centered on essential skills and critical thinking.

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