Blending Computers in the Classroom

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New York City and several other school districts around the country are analyzing how to integrate technology to serve a variety of students in K-12.   They are also looking at the ways in which teachers roles will change as technology becomes a bigger part of the teacher and learning mix.

The key to technology in the future is flexibility. Glencoe is launching a Get Ready for College program this spring which can be used independently by students or in conjunction with a counselor or a teacher.   Many of the nations home-schooled students will have a chance to be exposed to the same concepts they might encounter in a typical high school.  Others who might have learning issues, can go at a slower pace while those who need to be more challenged can have a more rigorous experience.   Technology and teaching cooperatively will be the key to each child’s success in the future.  The flexibility of content providers and the teachers themselves will be the determining factors in the educational, career and life success of the next wave of students.

Article: Blending Computers Into Classrooms

At P.S. 100 in the Bronx, fourth-graders look intently at their laptop computers, watching a cartoon character wearing big sneakers explain prime factors. Wearing headphones, the students listen to and see the multiple-choice questions on their screens and tap in their answers.

Suddenly, an instant message from their teacher pops up: “5 more minutes and then we’ll review.”

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