Great report about using technology to support the learning of at-risk students. The below points are good recommendations and a great way to start conversation with the people controlling the checkbooks.
The report includes several recommendations that could expand the use and positive impact of technology among at-risk high school youth:
- Technology access policies should aim for one-to-one computer access.
- Technology access policies should ensure that speedy internet connections are available.
- States, districts, and schools should favor technology designed to promote high levels of interactivity and engagement and make data available in multiple forms.
- Curriculum and instruction plans should enable students to use technology to create content as well as learn material.
- Policymakers and educators should plan for “blended” learning environments, characterized by significant levels of teacher support and opportunities for interactions among students, as companions to technology use.”