Ideas for using technology in the middle-grades classroom

12/27/2012 | Education Week Teacher

Technology can increase learning in a classroom, but no one has all the answers on integrating it into lessons, writes Josh Stumpenhorst, a sixth-grade language arts and history teacher. He offers examples of how his students use technology, such as making movie trailers instead of writing book reports, or recording talk shows featuring people from history. "The key is in how you use [technology] and what you are hoping to accomplish with it," Stumpenhorst writes.

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