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May 3, 2016

Allowing Technology To Amplify Quality Teaching

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By Frank DiMaria, THE Journal

Today school districts are looking to mobile devices and laptops to revolutionize education. Without question these devices have the potential to be effective tools. However, without quality adult supervision they are merely cognitive candy, warns Kentaro Toyama, W.K. Kellogg Associate Professor of Community Information at the University Of Michigan’s School of Information. Toyama spent a decade designing technologies for education and witnessed technology implementation strategies that worked and ones that failed. Over the years he’s developed the “Law of Amplification,” which districts and teachers can follow to ensure their technology works harder and smarter.
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