Teacher: Technology is not a motivator of students

07/12/2013 | Center for Teaching Quality

Shiny, new technology tools can cause teachers to overlook the true goal of placing such gadgets in the classroom, according to educator Bill Ferriter. In this blog post, he shares a charge that he posted online in which he lists what teachers do -- and do not -- want students to do with technology and that devices are not motivational for students. "Instead, they're motivated by opportunities to make a difference in the world," he writes.

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