Educators who are effectively using classroom technology allow students to do things that would be more difficult the old-fashioned way -- such as to move at their own pace, choose among learning activities and select activities driven by their personal interests, said Richard Culatta, acting director of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology. "What you should be asking is, 'What are you doing with technology that you couldn't do before?," asked Culatta, speaking Monday at the Early Education and Technology for Children conference in Salt Lake City.

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