ERIC Number: EJ762473
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Display Technology: Picture This!
T.H.E. Journal, v33 n16 p16-20 Nov 2006
Among the old-school resources that the digital age is making obsolete, or at least less consequential, count the chalkboard. For decades, the chalkboard was the focal point of all instruction, the big screen on which teachers wrote out and directed lesson after lesson after lesson. Today, while chalkboards still exist, they are losing their status as the classroom centerpiece--districts are now investing in technology to modernize classroom displays. From interactive whiteboards to handheld tablets, from digital projectors to newfangled video-editing systems, the most successful of these products are those that grab student attention and do not let go. Statistics indicate that kids prefer to learn in a visual world and like to have information at their fingertips. Across the board, the latest and greatest classroom display products meet these needs. This article discusses a spate of new multimedia tools that is putting a whole new face on the learning process.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Chalkboards, Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Visual Aids, Educational Innovation, Technology Uses in Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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