Online Learning Update

January 30, 2011

Teachers watch to see how laptop use affects learning

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

By Amy Hetzner, Journal Sentinel

It was awhile before Pewaukee High School English teacher Christina LeDonne knew that one of her students had misplaced his paperback copy of “Lord of the Flies” for a school assignment. Armed with one of the laptops that the Pewaukee School District has given to every student in seventh through 10th grade this school year, the student tracked down an online version of the classic novel and read along with the rest of the class without skipping a beat. Such incidents have only encouraged the view among school leaders and teachers – amazed by the continued growth of available, and even free, resources on the Web – that traditional print materials have a limited life expectancy in schools.

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