Technology and At-Risk Students

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.”

Read the article at: http://all4ed.org/press/new-report-technology-can-close-achievement-gaps-and-improve-learning-outcomes-for-at-risk-students/

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