ERIC Number: ED348337
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Teaching Children, Including LD's, in This High-Tech Age.
This essay reviews accounts of nontraditional schools in various parts of the United States, some of which are public-private ventures. All use computers in conjunction with practices such as the whole language approach, the language experience method, ability grouping, and individualized instruction. Review of the accounts leads to the conclusion that properly implemented instructional technology has a definite place in the repertoire of educational strategies and can be integrated into existing instructional approaches. When combined with careful, accurate diagnosis, proper use of computer technology can help overcome a number of learning problems, including attention deficit disorders, visual-spatial problems, vocabulary expansion, and sequencing. Of particular value with learning-disabled students is the capacity of instructional technology to address the unique learning needs of each student. Implementation of instructional technology depends upon properly prepared teachers as well as parental and public support. In addition, financial resources need to be assured in order for schools and school districts to plan for effective use of instructional technoloty. By enhancing the instructional effectiveness of schools, technology can help move them closer to the goal of providing quality educational experiences for all children. (IAH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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