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ERIC Number: EJ869561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1481-1782
The Effect of Web 2.0 on Teaching and Learning
Byrne, Richard
Teacher Librarian, v37 n2 p50, 52-53 Dec 2009
It is nearly a full decade into the 21st Century and unfortunately many schools are still using the term "21st Century teaching" as a far-off, futuristic idea. The fact of the matter is that the longer schools wait to use technology in their classrooms, the further behind their global peers students will become. With some research, creativity, and professional development, any school can stop talking about becoming a 21st Century school and confidently become a 21st Century School. Technology in and of itself will not create more engaged students or better students. However, well-chosen technology resources infused into classroom instruction can create more engaged and better students. In this article, the author shares some of his success stories on merging technology with teaching and provides some suggestions on how to create more engaged students. In today's results-oriented school culture, being able to measure the effect technology in the classroom has on student learning is important to many teachers, librarians, and school administrators. This is easier to do in some content areas and grade levels than it is in others. The author presents a checklist of benchmarks which he has developed to gauge the benefits to students and teachers of teaching with technology.
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Language: English
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