Educational Technology

August 26, 2013

Girls, Technology, and the Classroom

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:28 am

by Ana Homayoun, Psychology Today

As technology becomes an even more integral part of the classroom learning experience, online interactions will more aggressively contribute to overall school climate. According to 2010 data from the U.S. Department of Education, teachers at public schools reported that 69% of their students use computers during class most or some of the time. Internet connection was available for 96% of computers brought into classrooms. Research suggests that males tend to focus more of their online efforts on gaming, while females tend to spend more online time socializing. Many girls now find their interpersonal relationships are now even more intertwined with their academic experiences. Unlike whispers in the hallway or notes passed in the middle of class, rumors online leave digital traces, and the potential to go viral can cause intense panic and rash decision-making.

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