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ERIC Number: EJ1108437
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Considerations for Realizing the Promise of Educational Gaming Technology
Nelson, Nancy J.; Fien, Hank; Doabler, Christian T.; Clarke, Ben
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v48 n6 p293-300 Jul-Aug 2016
One can barely keep up with the pace at which new educational games and apps are being introduced and digested in the market. With so many choices available, how do schools and teachers decide what to use? How do they have confidence their choices will result in desired outcomes? Education technology offers a number of potential benefits that can support student achievement, including its promise for engaging and motivating struggling learners and its utility for differentiating and increasing the intensity of instruction and intervention. However, the availability of education technology does not guarantee these benefits. To realize the potential benefits of education technology in schools and classrooms, it is important that teachers are informed about technology products and take careful steps to integrate education technology with classroom instruction. By being strategic, teachers can more effectively implement education technology to support students with or at risk for learning disabilities
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