Technology and Education Reform

Technology and Education Reform

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Addresses the question of whether technology can provide significant support for constructivist, project-based teaching and learning approaches and the associated issue of the elements needed for an effective implementation of technology within an educational reform context. Includes case studies of 9 sites that have been using technology in ways that enhance a restructuring of the classroom around students' needs and project-based activities. Sites selected were those that emphasized education reform and provided challenging, authentic activities for students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Illustrated.Curriculum materials have been developed in both science (for grades 3-5 and K -2) and language arts (for grades 3-5). In both cases, the curriculum is structured around a series of television episodes in which a multiethnic group of preteens ... Students are encouraged to fax their own suggested answers or approaches for the problems in to GALAXY Central. ... The television broadcasts are supplemented with teacher training, a teachera#39;s guide, a student magazine, and a faxedanbsp;...

Title:Technology and Education Reform
Author:Barbara Means, Kerry Olson
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 1997-01-01


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