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Leveraging Technology to Achieve Teaching Goals

9 Ways Technology Improves Learning in the Classroom | Squarecap

While some may have previously viewed technology in the classroom as a distraction, recent studies indicate that the integration of specific EdTech tools can both close achievement gaps and improve learning, particularly with students that are at risk of dropping out.

According to a 2014 study by the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education(SCOPE), 56% of teachers in high-poverty schools indicated that a lack of access to technology was a challenge in their classroom. Multimedia, particularly through a combination of multiple-choice and essay-based questions throughout lecture, can improve student retention over time.

"Significant gains in achievement and engagement can occur for underserved students in learning environments characterized by computer use that engages students in interactive learning that offers multiple representations of ideas and realtime digital feedback."

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Simplifying The Minute Paper For More Interactive Learning

As experts in our field of study, we can sometimes forget the difficulties that students face when learning a complex topic. The “Minute Paper” technique asks students to write down their thoughts on a specific concept or problem in a 1–5 minute time frame, and can greatly increase the amount of interactive learning in even the largest of classrooms.

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