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  • 1. Using Technology to Facilitate K-12 Instruction
  • 2.
    • Young children's brains are well suited for the use of technology.
  • 3.
    • Technology for children looks like students using cameras, computers, tape recorders and video cameras in classroom projects.
  • 4.
    • When technology is used in the classroom appropriately, it can be a great tool for developing higher order thinking skills.
  • 5.
    • Technology use in the classroom allows students to actively think about information and execute skills that would otherwise be done by the teacher.
  • 6.
    • Technology should be combined with traditional teaching methods and lessons to make lessons comprehensive, engaging and interactive.
  • 7.
    • Technology can contribute to almost any lesson, and make learning more fun and engaging for students.
  • 8.
    • It can also help them make connections to their own world and open their eyes to different ideas and cultures.
  • 9.
    • Students tend to not only like their classes more, but they develop positive attitudes when their class instruction includes the use of technology.
  • 10.
    • References:
    • Lynne, B. (2006, December 30). Technology in the classroom - why? . Retrieved from http://www.teachingtechnology.suite101.com/article.cfm/technology_in_the_classroom_why_
    • Utecht, J. (2008, January 23). Evaluating technology use in the classroom . Retrieved from http://www.thethinkingstick.com/evaluating-technology-use-in-the-classroom
    • Western, M. (2004). Using multiple intelligences to differentiate in the elementary classroom . Retrieved from http://www.edzone.net/~mwestern/mi04.pdf
    • Western, M. (2006). Using technology to get kids involved . Retrieved from http:// www.edzone.net/~mwestern/projects.pdf