Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Google Maps facilitates teacher-student "connection"

Educator Tim Wilson talks about how Google Maps and "always on" Internet access in the classroom allowed him to interact better with his students.

That quick lesson was just the latest example of how "always on" access to technology can change the way teachers and students operate. No one would march their students down to the computer lab for a 10-minute Google Maps experience. Having the technology in the classroom, ready to use at a moment's notice, makes it possible to blur the line between learning about technology and learning with technology. I get excited when I consider the kinds of questions that these students can ask and answer on their own with the Google Maps site alone. (Read More)
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