Original Air Date:
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
In classrooms across Alberta, textbooks and pen-and-paper are increasingly being replaced by Smartboards and iPads.
Technology fans say it enriches learning, but some educators worry about physical and mental effects of too much "screen time"; those who cannot afford the technology; and teachers spending time doing IT.
Does technology help or hinder learning? Can all Alberta families afford the trend?
Hear some interesting things about the changes from Aaron Muller, Technology Consultant hired by the Edmonton Public School Board; Philip Macrae, Executive Staff Officer with the Alberta Teachers' Association and an adjunct Professor in the University Of Alberta's Faculty Of Education; and Verena Roberts, member of the executive at the Calgary Association of Parents and School Councils and Learning Innovation Lead Teacher at the Alberta Distance Learning Centre.
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