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Educating the Next Generation: Unconventional Teaching Methods Using Technology Applications

By: Lenore Holditch The traditional conception of a teacher leading a lesson with a piece of chalk, vigorously scratching formulas, themes or motifs across a chalkboard, is ingrained in most of our minds. We grew up in a classroom where knowledge came from two sources: the instructor and the textbook. Those may never change, but their ability to educate has been made easier with forward-thinking. No longer is it a rite of passage for students in junior high school to pore over multiple books in the library, hours at a time, to pen a two-page research paper. Third graders are spending time learning advanced math on computer applications instead of practicing cursive. Special education students are communicating more effectively with … Continue reading

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