Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Bringing "Traditional" Essay Writing into the Digital World

Larissa Pahomov, Larissa teaches students English at a project-based school with a 1-1 laptop program in Philadelphia, PA.

The question of how to use technology in the classroom can often divide a school. Some teachers will embrace what's available to them, designing innovative multimedia projects which use all the gadgets at hand. Others, perhaps as a reaction to the first group, will resolve to do things the way they've always done, at best sending students to the computer lab to type up a final paper. Technology is present, but it's tokenized. The digital divide continues to thrive, not just across geographic and socio-economic boundaries, but from one classroom to the next. (rest of the article)

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