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Instructor: Derek Hughes
Technology has become much more prevalent and available in the classroom. This lesson will offer some guidelines and strategies for using technology in the classroom.

Background on Classroom Technology

Mrs. Smith just found out that she's going to be hosting a guest teacher in her classroom for the next few weeks. However, this guest teacher comes with a surprising twist! He has been cryogenically frozen since 1975 and needs to learn about modern education so that he can start teaching again.

One of the most important things to which Mrs. Smith needs to introduce her time-travelling friend is technology in the classroom. Technology in the classroom usually includes desktop computers, laptops, tablets, projectors, interactive whiteboards, which are computer-based pieces of presentation technology that allow interactive videos, presentations, and other digital content projected onto a large screen at the front of the classroom, among other types of equipment that a teacher or student can use to supplement learning. This lesson will outline some of the most common uses of technology in classrooms, those that Mrs. Smith explained to her guest.

For the sake of brevity, we're going to assume that the time traveller has already been introduced to computers and most modern technology and needs only to learn how it might be used in teaching.

Technology as a Tool for Students

The most important lesson Mrs. Smith wants to impart on her time-travelling guest is that technology is an incredibly useful tool in the classroom. She explains to him that technology helps students learn, create, and demonstrate knowledge in a variety of creative and exciting ways.

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