What role does technology play in classrooms to support teaching and learning?

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Ansh Bajaj, It has it's own pros and cons.

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Well it has it's own pros and cons. No doubt it will make studies portable but on the other hand there will be more distractions now. Let's take online streaming as an example.

Anonymous, Did some research

Technology actually plays a really important role in Atlanta's Public Schools and the Instructional Technology Department (ITD) there has been working hard to encourage and support transformative uses of technology that promote student learning through best teaching practices. Some examples of this include:

  • Students using iPads to identify the plants and animals of different regions of Georgia as well as explaining the features of the regions that allows the plants and animals to live and thrive. Students were then able to compile their information and images to create a digital book that was published to web for others to see and read.

  • iPads have also been used to created a system for taking notes, completing assignments, grading assignments, and archiving work on a daily basis.

  • Other students have researched, planned, created, and recorded their own podcasts using iPod Nanos for an Economics class. The podcasts were awesome resources for the students to use in class, and to help them study for the Economics End of Course Tests.

It should also be noted that in June of 2013, the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education approved a policy that will allow for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Programs to be implemented in the schools. In the 2014-2015 school year, students will be permitted to bring their own devices (smartphones, iPads, Tablets, laptops, etc) for educational purposes. I hope that helps and if you have any other questions you can always contact the Director of Instructional Technology at Atlanta Public Schools, Aleigha Henderson-Rosser, at [email protected] or 404-802-2578.

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