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Putting Technology in its Place

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Today's students may be able to use complex software and design flashy web sites. But do they know where to find their computer's USB port or when to perform a cold reboot — and how important is it that they do? In this feature from T.H.E. Journal, Sebastian Foti argues that, when it comes to technology and education, we have lost our way. How can educators and administrators better use technology to achieve educational goals, rather than viewing the technology as an end in itself?

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I really learned a lot from. Mr.Foti's article. I teach first grade, and I think it is so easy to get caught up in teaching students how to use specific software programs and not using computers to support academic standards. I am going to take this article to our technology commitee for discussion. It would be ideal to model a program to help students function in the world of technology instead of learnig specific software programs. I wish my school incorporated more instuction in computing and understanding how to use the basic computer processes to create unique student work to reflect the academic standards. Students should be given the opportunity to create on their own rather than following a repetive program.

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