Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Teachers turn to technology to engage students

Zack Goins, 16, uses connectors to learn about structure design at Northwest Rankin High School. The STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — program is a creative teaching method that takes students beyond textbooks.
(Vickie D. King/The Clarion-Ledger)

Teachers increasingly are moving away from lectures and looking for ways to enhance their lessons with technology. A Mississippi teacher uses a laptop to teach students about velocity, showing them an animated ladder that falls faster and faster. Less time spent lecturing also means teachers have more time to work with students individually. The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.)

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