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Technology in Education

 Research on the use of education technology with children consistently exhibits these positive results:

 

·         Students in technology rich environments experience positive effects on achievement in all major subject areas.

 

·         Students in technology rich environments show increased achievement in preschool through higher education for both regular and special needs children.

 

 

·         Students’ attitudes toward learning and their own self-concept improve consistently when computers and technology are used for instruction.

 

·         On average, students who use computer-based instruction score significantly higher on achievement tests when compared to students in control conditions without the use of computers or technology.

 

 

·         Students learn more in less time when they receive computer-based instruction.

 

·         Education technology results in new learning experiences requiring higher level reasoning and problem solving.

 

·         Students have fun with technology!



For more information on research studies in educational technology, go to:
  
http://www.mff.org/pubs/ME161.pdf           





Informative Articles on the Use of Technology in Education:

 

·         The Role of Technology in Early Childhood Programs

-      By: Francis Wardle, Ph.D.

http://www.earlychildhoodnews.com/earlychildhood/article_view.aspx?ArticleID=302       

 

·      The Effects of Playing Educational Video Games on Kindergarten Achievement

-      By: Feng S. Din, University of St. Francis; and Josephine Calao, Newark School District

http://clem.mscd.edu/~sandersc/3310%20ed%20video%20article.pdf  
      

 

·       Georgia Senator Wants to Replace Schoolbooks with iPads
- By: Jake Zarobsky

http://www.todaysiphone.com/2011/02/georgia-senator-wants-to-replace-schoolbooks-with-ipads/          

 

  
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