Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Technology-focused projects can motivate students

Blogger buddies: St. Stephen second-grader Jalen Broussard, left, Abby Bilyeu, center, and Connor Lannon work together to make a blog entry on the computer about their classwork.

Michigan educators say elementary school teachers have more flexibility to integrate technology into their lessons, and they are taking advantage of that opportunity. Some Hudsonville elementary students are posting poetry podcasts, and fifth-graders in Hastings are creating multimedia online reports -- technology-driven projects that teachers say help motivate students to learn. The Grand Rapids Press (Mich.)

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