Proven Programs in Education is a series of books that draws on the best of Better: Evidence-Based Education, a unique magazine that provides leadership teams in education with the information they need. The series includes four titles: Proven Programs in Literacy; Proven Programs in STEM; Proven Programs in Social Emotional Development; Proven Programs in Classroom Management and Assessment

The Proven Programs in Education series is about research-proven strategies and programs that can be applied in practice. The authors distill their work and research into succinct, easily-digestible articles highlighting the practical implications that teachers, principals, and administrators can use. Each article includes links to further reading and resources that allow readers to delve more deeply into particular issues.

Effectively Using Technology in Education

Effectively using technology in education
StevenRoss and DeborahLowther

Steven Ross and Deborah Lowther explore the value of technology in the classroom.

Our first sight of the aging inner-city school left us totally unprepared for what we observed inside. Students in every classroom were highly active and engaged; their voices were intermixed with the pervasive clicking of computer keyboards. The fifth and sixth grades were working on a “unit project” on Mexico, designed to integrate learning of history, geography, foreign language, and mathematics. Students gathered around laptops individually or in pairs performing a wide variety of technology applications, downloading Internet resources, creating spreadsheets and graphs, and designing PowerPoint presentations on project findings. When the bell rang, most had to be coaxed to stop working ...

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