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Making the Right Choice: Choosing Technology for Student Use

Learn how to choose the best tablets that offer the most educational value for your students inside and outside the classroom.

Properly used, computers can have a great impact on education. Whether it is smartphones, tablets, or chromebooks, new technologies are being announced at a rapid pace, and educators are trying to make sense of it all, especially when it comes to getting technology to all children. This is similar to the battle that raged in the late 1970’s when there were many types of computers on the market and schools were trying their best to invest scarce money wisely.

This dynamic slide deck by one of the leaders in the educational computing movement looks at the history of educational technology use and explores the kinds of devices on the market today, and those that are just emerging. You will learn a strategy to map out the strengths and weaknesses of each platform in the context of your setting, and increase the likelihood that the investment you make will meet your educational goals for a long time.
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David D. Thornburg, Ph.D.

David D. Thornburg, Ph.D.

The Thornburg Center

  • Founder of The Thornburg Center and inventor of the Educational Holodeck, an interactive and immersive learning environment designed specifically to support the pedagogical model
  • Previously worked as a scientist, engineer, inventor and educator
  • Emphasizing the transformation of K-12 education to meet the needs of our fast-paced world
  • Presented numerous lectures, workshops, articles and books, and is a professor of education at Walden University, advising doctoral candidates and teaching a course on future and emerging technologies
  • Strong advocate of the idea that we must prepare students for their future, not for our past
  • Well-known proponent of pedagogical models that promote deep knowledge and understanding
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