[math4] Resource on using technology in educaiton

David Farning dfarning at sugarlabs.org
Mon Sep 7 16:49:10 EDT 2009

Thanks Caroline.

A few days ago Prof. Jacobs added a lecture on the effectiveness of
technology on teaching and learning.  That is great!

It is easy to get confused while working on a community service
project like Sugar Labs that just because we are _trying_ to do great
things... what we are doing is not necessarily great.

Everything requires critical assessment, especially something worthy of passion.


On Sat, Sep 5, 2009 at 10:30 AM, Caroline
Meeks<caroline at solutiongrove.com> wrote:
> I am taking "Teaching for Understanding" this semester and this reading
> stands out as a good introduction for those of you creating activities for
> 4th grade math.  It covers the debates on technology in schools, provides
> pointers to good resources and summarizes research. For instance
> improvements in math outcomes is only associated with increased computer
> usage when computers are used for more then drill and practice and offer
> opportunities to explore math concepts.
> Zucker, A.A. (2008) Chps. 1 & 2 in Transforming Schools with Technology,
> Harvard
> Education Press, Cambridge, 1-26, 27-49
> Let me know if you want me to keep an eye out for more readings that are
> relevant to 4th grade math.
> Thanks,
> Caroline
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