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How Teachers Can Keep Technology From Becoming A Gimmick In The Classroom

We’ve written about the flipped classroom and one-to-one computer initiatives. But now one teacher who was quick to incorporate technology in his lessons says too often these tools become gimmicks that don’t add to student learning. From Education Week:

I’ve always been open to new technologies in the classroom—in fact, in 2010 I argued in an Education Week Commentary piece that we were doing students a disservice by not incorporating cell phones into instruction. But over the past two years, I’ve seen or read about too many teachers and students who have become enamored with—even addicted to—social media and cell phone applications that fail to offer true pedagogical advantage or promote critical thinking.

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