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Technology in Classrooms

A Helping Hand for Our Heroes

Charles Best | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Charles Best

Teachers are heroes. They face tremendous pressures, from adapting to new education standards, to engaging a more digitally savvy generation of students, to addressing the needs of a larger population of special-needs students.

Technology in Tennessee: Why State Schools Must Catch Up With the Digital Age

Liz Riggs | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Liz Riggs

It's easy to argue that the best teacher could teach with nothing but a chalkboard and a piece of chalk, but we're not all Michelle Pfeiffer. And, considering our country revolves around computers, it's nearly impossible to prepare teachers and students for the future without access to technology.

How Quickly Things Fall Off the Cliff

Will Richardson | Posted 12.24.2012 | Education
Will Richardson

What if five years from now, we've moved (or are quickly moving) to a structure of schools that basically offloads almost all rote learning to personalized technology solutions aimed at creating enough mastery in kids to pass some type of examination or quest?

In Education, Technology Changes Everything and Nothing

Brandon Busteed | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Brandon Busteed

We have been investing more money per student, while outcomes have been flat. Faced with many challenges, we have turned to any potential solution. Many education policymakers hail technology, in particular, as the savior.

Liberal Arts in the Digital Age: Teaching Technology as a Language

Sara Rasmussen | Posted 05.29.2012 | College
Sara Rasmussen

From iPads to audio recorders, Smart Classrooms to online courses, new tools find their way into students' and educators' hands every day. But many teachers seem hesitant to embrace all this rapidly emerging technology.

Against the Machine

The Columbia Daily Spectator | Posted 05.14.2012 | College
The Columbia Daily Spectator

I'm not so sure that the ability to look up a concept or name on the fly in class makes us better learners -- on the contrary, I think it makes us reliant on an external body of memory.

The Future of Education

Sharon Mizrahi | Posted 04.30.2012 | Home
Sharon Mizrahi

Together, me and a group of inspiring teens and adults debated, experimented, sketched, asked questions, and explored. We created something truly amazing. Now that's the future of education.

No More Textbooks: Technology Replacing Hefty Books (POLL)

Posted 08.31.2011 | Education

Many college campuses have taken new technology into the classroom as professors have found innovative uses for new gadgets, making learning cool. ...

Technology In Schools: Weighing The Pros And Cons

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

As Google, Verizon, Microsoft and the Department of Education pour millions into providing schools across the nation with technology's newest gadgets ...