Educational Technology

October 29, 2010

Tech-savvy teens take skill to the classroom

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am


Sharon Friesen and Michele Jacobsen doled out laptops to students at the Calgary Science School and spent three years observing how the students’ interacted with the technology. The purpose of the investigation was for the two Faculty of Education professors to understand how learning was impacted in well-designed, well-supported, personal technology-enabled environments. Not surprisingly, they discovered that the students, ranging between grades four and nine, appeared to benefit from having that level of access to technology. “We found they were a lot more creative in the types of projects teachers did with students, and they pursued more long term projects because the kids could take the technology with them at night to work on projects at home,” said Jacobsen.–tech-savvy-teens-take-skill-to-the-classroom

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