What’s the Trend for Technology Use in the Classroom?

A few weeks ago I met a woman who asked me about “the recent trend in pulling technology out of elementary school classrooms.” For a minute I was kind of speechless. Then I tried to explain to her that all of the data I have seen don’t support that assertion. It was pretty clear she didn’t believe me. I won’t say who that woman was or where I met her, but let’s just say it mattered. It was not a casual encounter. This post is for that woman…


About karen mahon

i am a behavior and learning scientist. i hold an ed.d. in educational psychology and am trained as an instructional designer. i have spent more than 15 years working in education and instructional software design.
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4 Responses to What’s the Trend for Technology Use in the Classroom?

  1. Paul Olean says:


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  2. fran says:

    A friend recently bought a very neat dictionary for her 5 year old granddaughter. Upon opening the gift, the little girl said “Grandma, my school only uses iPads”. True story!!!

    • karen mahon says:

      I LOVE IT!! Too funny!

      I myself just pulled together a bunch of books to donate. I pulled my old dictionary off the shelf and thought, “What do I need this for anymore?” and added it to the stack. If I need to look up a word I use Dictionary.com!

  3. errinjennings says:

    Reblogged this on MyInstructionalObservations.

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