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Program helps districts make grade with technology

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Excerpt from the Article: But giving children access to computers and better Internet connections is not enough, said Cornelia Brunner, deputy director of the Center for Children and Technology, a New York-based educational research and technology nonprofit organization.

Brunner said it is equally important that schools train teachers how to use interactive white boards or video streaming so they can include it in their lesson plans.

She said it was essential that school districts train students how to effectively use computers and the Internet to find information as that will lead them to jobs.

She said teachers can use technology to take student learning beyond textbooks and tests.

"The whole possibility of doing a different kind of learning, which is much more independent ... that is an enormous incentive for thinking more deeply about what they're learning in school rather than taking a test," Brunner said.

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