The secret to a successful technology filled classroom is teaching your students to respect the device as a learning tool and not a toy
Integrating learning and technology can be a tedious task in today’s school systems. We open a whole new world for research, learning, and innovation when we bring technology on a one-to-one basis into the classroom. However, there is a fear, as educators, that we will not be able to “control” our students when they have the freedom of the web.
School technology departments put limitations on devices to restrict student access to certain websites. This can also limit students’ uses of the device by blocking useful research or information teachers plan to use for activities. So, what is the answer to a successful technology filled classroom you ask?
The solution is simple: teach your students to respect the device as a learning tool and not a toy.
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