Technology and teaching in today’s classrooms

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The Obama administration is pushing to incorporate innovative technology initiatives in its reforms of No Child Left Behind. The President has set aside millions for a technology investment fund, but should that investment go to buying computers, getting mobile devices or to teacher training? For our week long series on the future of education in America, we look at how technology factors into education.

Anya Kamenetz is author of the new book ?DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education? and an article in Fast Company Magazine all about this subject. She says we’re at a pivot point with technology in the classroom: mobile technology can now help teachers much more easily than before.

Michael Geisen was the 2008 Teacher of the Year and teaches science at Crook County Middle School in Princeville, Oregon. He says investing in technology for education still struggles for priority against larger budget issues facing school districts across the country.

Below, find links that Anya suggests for learning more about mobile apps and twenty-first century technology in the classroom.

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