Chris Collins, a sixth-grade teacher at Hillside Elementary School in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, explains how she uses technology as a tool to engage students in accessing information for class projects. Excerpted from the CD-ROM series Captured Wisdom (North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 1996).
"Technology in my classroom is used as a tool, I don't really teach technology, I teach how would you use technology to do what you already have to do and make it better. So, for instance, we use the internet in my classroom, but it's not let's go do the internet now, it's we're doing these projects on World War II, how can the internet assist us in accomplishing this project?"
This Critical Issue was researched and written by Rosemary Bell, former policy analyst with the Evaluation and Policy Information Center at North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, and Rafael Ramirez, senior research associate with the Center for Technology Projects at North Central Regional Educational Laboratory.
Development and production of this Critical Issue were supported in part by the North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium.
Date posted: 1997