Do you and your students use correct posture while using tablets, phones, or other mobile devices?
Students spend an average of 7.5 hours per day using computers or other devices. Take a look at these common mistakes and help your students have correct posture in your classroom.
1. Bring the computer to eye level. This can be done with just about anything, including old textbooks. Place feet flat on the floor, and adjust arms and hips so they are at 90 degrees with the floor.
2. Are you aware of the potential physical damage that can be caused as a result of poor posture and ergonomics when using mobile devices? To avoid tendinitis and other ailments, hold mobile devices with one hand, and swipe touchscreens with the other.
3. You can help your students avoid “Text Neck” by reminding them to stand tall when you see incorrect posture.
4. When doing physical tasks like lifting, be sure to show your students how to bend and lift with their knees instead of their backs.
5. Lastly, it’s important get up and take breaks from technology and screens every 20 to 30 minutes. Walk around for a minute, or go grab a glass of water.
Take these lessons seriously, and pledge to make your classroom a #NoSlouchZone!