Teacher ponders: Does technology always improve learning?

03/9/2011 | Centre Daily Times (State College, Pa.)

Despite a push by districts nationwide to incorporate more technology into classroom lessons, one elementary-school teacher in Pennsylvania questions whether such devices will always benefit learning, noting that the focus should be on "learning objectives." Teacher Jennifer Bess writes that many lessons would benefit from a low-tech approach. She gives the example of a lesson on locating the 50 states, which Bess says is taught more effectively using a floor puzzle than an interactive whiteboard.

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