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Using the Technology of Today in the Classroom Today

Abstract

The Instructional Power of Digital Games, Social Networking, Simulations and How Teachers Can Leverage Them

"This paper provides classroom teachers with compelling reasons to incorporate new technologies like games, simulations, and social networking into their classroom and strategies to overcome potential barriers. The authors introduce specific examples of these technologies being used to successfully enhance classroom learning, and they use case studies with specific teachers to illustrate some best practices in classroom learning with technology. The paper also introduces the i5 framework, which provides specific strategies for overcoming the many potential problems that come with introducing new and complicated tools into schools."

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