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ERIC Number: EJ982458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0003-0945
Left to Their Own Devices for Education Technology
Kennedy, Mike
American School & University, v84 n9 May 2012
The education system has changed dramatically over the years, but the basic process still involves teachers conveying information and insights to students. The tools and strategies that help teachers accomplish this goal have evolved, and schools are continually in search of the piece of equipment that will enable them to educate more students more effectively. More than a century ago, technological advancements were improving the school experience--when pencils and paper became widely available in classrooms and replaced the slates common in one-room schoolhouses, students could take notes, preserve them, take them home and refer to them later instead of relying on memory. Many of the improvements enhancing the learning experience of today's students have a similar benefit: They make it easier for learning to continue and be reinforced outside the school walls. In this article, the author discusses how computer-powered tools enable students to pursue learning beyond the school walls.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 7; Grade 8; High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Illinois; Wisconsin