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8 April, 20118 April, 2011
Folder: White Papers
Grade Level: All (K-12)
Today’s students are more thoroughly engaged in activities that appeal to their creativity, their competitiveness, and their need to socialize than at any time in our history. With their iPods, pocket PC’s, handheld devices, laptops, and mobile phones, they are engaging almost continuously in the world around them. Within this vast storehouse of information, they have learned numerous software programs and 101 ways to use their iPods, thus expanding their understanding and their ability to communicate that understanding in innovative ways.

Technology has changed their lives, and in so doing, has presented educators with a dilemma as to how to use the very elements that engage them with technology to encourage them to be mentally present in the classroom.