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Friday, April 07, 2017

5 technologies to avoid in the classroom-and what to use instead | eSchool News

Photo: Meris Stansbury
"In a technology-dependent education culture, are there some technologies to avoid? And if so, why, and what are better alternatives?" according to Meris Stansbury, Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News.

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One of the most popular articles on eSchool Media is a surprising one to the editors: “6 apps that block social media distractions.” This story, which seemed  a bit counter-intuitive for us to write (being a tech-cheerleading publication in nature), has held the top spot by a massive margin for almost three years now; which had the editors considering the question, “Are there technologies that should simply be avoided in the classroom?”

Of course, the editors then had to ponder what would make a technology easier to avoid than try to implement, and came up with a list of broad technologies and technology trends that either A) caused, rather than eased, more problems and concerns in the classroom, and/or B) were not evolved enough to make an actual difference in teaching or learning.

And, not wanting to simply talk technology trash without offering some useful information, the editors then came up with the technology options that may be better suited for the intended classroom task.

See any technologies you believe should be avoided that didn’t make the list? Be sure to leave your comments in the section below.
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Source: eSchool News


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