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Why is it that in the information age, it’s so easy to forget things? Is it information overload? Or is it that shortcuts are among our shortcomings? These questions are at the heart of the debate on how best to educate students. Tech companies and their tech-savvy clients are pushing one approach; long-time teachers and traditionalists are pushing another. Let’s examine the advantages and disadvantages to technology in the classroom. Disadvantages to High-Tech in the Classroom Key word search. A study by Princeton University found th... More
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Universities are pushing online education as the way of the future, but students say they prefer onsite classes, and the Department of Education says they both have a point. Their research shows that students learn best in a class that blends onsite and online learning. Unfortunately, most classes are one or the other, and there’s no clear definition as to what makes a blended class. What Is a Blended Class? Social Media Outreach. This is a traditional class in which the teacher uses Facebook, Twitter, et al, to answer student questions, remind them of de... More