A task force told Arkansas legislators Aug. 25 that classrooms in the 21st century won't have lecterns or rows of desks, but instead students grouped together working with computers and other technology as teachers mill about, the Arkansas News Bureau reports. The Arkansas Task Force on Knowledge-Based Technology Curriculum compiled 240 teacher-created lesson plans that integrate technology into core curriculum and that teachers can access online, said John Ahlen, president of the Arkansas Science and Technology Authority (ASTA). The plans are in response to legislation passed in 2005 authorizing ASTA to develop a knowledge-based technology curriculum for use in grades


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