Magazine article Teach

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Magazine article Teach

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It is difficult to escape the reach of technology. Being banished to a desert island won't help as it's reachable by satellite phone. Climbing the Himalayas? Don't forget to pack the satellite uplink so friends and family can follow the trek online.

Online collaborative environments and communities are all the rage with popular Web sites like Myspace.com and Facebook. com leading the pack. For certain generations, the online experience is just as real as any other. They live and socialize in a virtual world. Unfortunately, some of the consequences of this are made public inadvertently.

The focus of this last issue of the academic year is technology, current trends, new products and where this is all heading.

Richard Worzel told us about the previous 10 years in technology-based education and now turns his attention to the next 10 years. And it isn't a pretty sight altogether. Advances in the development of technology look breathtaking with computer capability approaching that of the human brain. But how will educators and the education system harness this power and capability? Much remains to be seen.

We are pleased to present our 14th annual technology supplement, that useful compendium of products and services we feel will help you at the grassroots level with those daily tasks in classrooms. …

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