Magazine article Teach

Welcome to the Special Technology Issue of TEACH!

Magazine article Teach

Welcome to the Special Technology Issue of TEACH!

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Most will agree that technology is a given, but in a world where trends are ever-changing and devices are multiplying exponentially, it's easy to become overwhelmed by devices for the classroom. Students, however, especially the 'digital natives,' are often the most resourceful and keen to help their teachers troubleshoot technical issues. Although new educational technology can come with a steep learning curve for teachers, it's all worthwhile because the devices are beloved by today's tech-savvy kids and can therefore increase their classroom engagement.

Our Feature Story discusses BYOD-Bring Your Own Device to the classroom. Instead of teaching students how to use a program for presentations for example, teachers can jump right into their lesson since students will already be familiar with the presentation tools on their device. This article also explains the ways in which school boards are updating their IT infrastructure to accommodate BYOD. Discussed too are ways to provide access to those students who do not have a device to bring from home.

With all the benefits to technology in the classroom, it's important to remember there are also some disadvantages. …

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