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Technology In The Modern Classroom

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Modern students are privy to all sorts of amazing, learning-oriented technology in the classroom. From lightweight laptops, to tablets, electronic projectors and remote-controlled, well, everything, the modern classroom environment bares little resemblance to that of the schoolhouse days. Sure, it's no question that new technological inventions have bled over into most aspects of our lives, but is it actually effective or conducive to education? As it turns out, technological advancements may beget learning advancements. Take for example a tablet like the iPad. Using an iPad, schools and teachers can pre-load appropriate, school-based applications for just about any project. What's more, they're about half the price of traditional laptops, make grading and test-taking easier on teachers, and create an atmosphere of easily facilitated group projects. Perhaps most important: Technological devices in the hands of children help them become familiar with and engaged in the technology-driven world we live in.

As more and more schools look to this approach, it's likely we'll continue to see the evolution of the classroom and styles of learning. Will the progression be positive or negative? What are some of the potential drawbacks, if any, to handheld devices in schools? Check out this playlist to help you decide: Is technology the answer to better learning?

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Integrating technology with classroom practice can be a great way to strengthen engagement by linking students to a global audience, turning them into creators of digital media, and helping them practice collaboration skills that will prepare them for the future. For more about technology integration, visit http://www.edutopia.org/technology-integration.
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Third graders become historians, writers, and videographers as they explore the geography and geology of their community. If you liked this video, consider subscribing to Edutopia's YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/edutopia-subscribe
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Subscribe Now: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=ehoweducation Watch More: http://www.youtube.com/ehoweducation Uses of modern technology in classroom teaching shouldn't be complex or difficult. Find out about uses of modern technology in classroom teaching with help from an experienced technology professional in this free video clip. Expert: Mark Valenti Contact: www.thesextantgroup.com/personnel/personnel_valenti.html Bio: Mark Valenti is the President and CEO of The Sextant Group, an internationally-recognized technology design and consulting firm. Filmmaker: William Watters Series Description: One of the most important aspects of education these days is the technology that is in place in a classroom. Learn about technology in education with help from an experienced technology professional in this free video series.
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Why technology is now "tremendously important" to meaningful education reform.
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Citing zero truancy rates and teachers requesting late retirement, the chairman of One Laptop per Child argues that his program has succeeded all over the world—especially the Third World.
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The U.S. and Singapore-based creators of the low-cost I-slate tablet computer are preparing for full-scale production following a yearlong series of tests that show the device is an effective tool for Indian children. Jointly developed by researchers at Rice University in Houston and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, the I-slate is designed for classrooms that lack electricity. When mass produced, the I-slate is expected to cost less than $50.
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Subscribe Now: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=Ehowtech Watch More: http://www.youtube.com/Ehowtech The iTunes App Store has millions of applications designed for just about every purpose. Learn whether or not an iPad App can be used in teaching high school math with help from an expert who has earned Apple Product Certification in this free video clip. Expert: Joseph Vargo Contact: www.simplymac.com/ Bio: Joseph Vargo has worked for Simply Mac for more than two years. Filmmaker: Joseph Vargo Series Description: Apple's iPad device allows you to do anything you can do on a computer - and then some - on a device that rests comfortably within your own two hands. Get tips on how to use and get the most out of your iPad with help from an expert who has earned Apple Product Certification in this free video series.
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Students at this Minnesota elementary school use new technology to study the ancient ecology of a vast prairie wetland. For more information about this story, visit http://www.edutopia.org/wetland-ecology-technology