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Saturday, March 28, 2009

What do we know about the effect of technology on student achievement?

Dr. Robert Marzano addresses the question "What do we know about the effect of technology on student achievement?" at the CUE 2009 Conference on March 6, 2009.

Points I took away...

Training before receiving technology increases ability to use productively.
Teacher Experience increases achievement.
Too much use is a deterrent, like anything right?
Takes two years to reach comfort level critical for increased achievement
Focus on content (digital pedagogy) not cool factor or "bells and whistles"
Still checking for understanding all the time is critical

What are your thoughts?

Two lines I loved...
"No more excuses!"
"No magic bullet, but instead magic BB's"

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