Educational Technology

May 27, 2012

Technology finds home in new classrooms

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

by Dan Radel, Asbury Park Press

What will future classrooms look like? Will kids be required to study with other kids from around the country? Will they be paperless? The use of more technology — such as Skyping, online courses and tablets in grade schools today — might make that a possibility. Skyping enables two people, or in the case of St. Aloysius and Bay Head elementary schools, two classes 20 miles apart, to communicate visually in real time by using laptop computers and clip-on Web cams. The Skyping project at those two schools is a collaboration between Donna May’s sixth-grade math class at St. Aloysius in Jackson and Thomas Kennedy’s sixth-grade math class in Bay Head. “The students in the sixth-grade class are always excited when we Skype with the sixth-grade class at Bay Head School,” May said.

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