Down to the Wire: Debating the Worth of Computers in Schools


  • Aug 13 2010 3:45 PM

    Mary Kay Monson

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In this lesson, found on the New York Times Learning Network, students reflect on their computer use and explore various perspectives on the growing role of technology in schools. They then develop a stance on the issue to write a position paper for the U.S. Surgeon General.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 6 to 12

    Topics: Writing Strategies, English-Language Arts, Technology, Reading Comprehension, History-Social Science

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    • Teacher Materials

    Tool for: Teachers, Parents, Administrators


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    Grouping: Large Group Instruction

    Teaching Method: Brainstorming; Cooperative Learning; Discussions