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ERIC Number: EJ854227
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1040-1350
Catching the Tail of the Comet: Technology in the Classroom
Bullard, Bettie
Understanding Our Gifted, v17 n4 p9-12 Sum 2005
During the past 10 years, the level of technology in schools has increased with tremendous speed. Accessible through that medium is a body of information that will double in 6 years and quadruple in 12. Before teachers have mastered one type of technology, school administrators are stacking old computers in workrooms or behind stage curtains. Just as teachers become competent and comfortable with one software program, school districts upgrade or change to another. The vocabulary is also constantly changing. As soon as HTML means a little more than initials, it is made obsolete by VRML. For teachers, the challenge means ongoing "training, changes in pedagogical practices, and an entirely new body of knowledge to master." This article presents several questions concerning the use of technology in classrooms that educators may need to answer.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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