Teachers reveal pros, cons of classroom technology

07/16/2013 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

A recent study from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project finds that teachers recognize the pros -- and cons -- of technology in the classroom. Among other things, teachers report that tablet devices, Google Docs and the use of shared blogs encouraged middle- and high-school students to collaborate. Also, while 70% of teachers said the use of technology may be having a negative effect on students' writing, such as the use of shortcuts, about half of educators said technology has enhanced their ability to teach writing skills.

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