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Using Technology to Personalize Learning

Using Technology to Personalize Learning

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Many schools are contemplating one to one laptop programs, but often teachers aren't sure if this will be a help or a distraction for students. However, some schools with one to one programs have found that students learn, over time, to use the tools responsibly and are as accountable for their work as they are with paper and pencil tasks. In addition, the ability to submit work electronically helps students, especially those in middle school and beyond, deal with organizational issues. They can't lose their work, because it's online, and teachers know exactly when a project has been submitted, because all emails are date and time stamped. How do you see technology playing into personalized learning? What are the challenges you see with implementing one on one programs in your classroom? Does this allow you more opportunities to assign work geared towards individual students needs or complicate it?

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