"Using Computers to Build Commuity" News Story Shares about iEARN

Winter 2002 Responsive Classroom
"Imagine this: It’s academic choice time in your classroom and groups of three and four students are clustered around computer workstations. Two groups are planning an Internet-based inquiry project. Another group is learning how to use new software so that they can create illustrations for a project. Yet another group is using presentation software to design a computer game for the class. There’s a buzz of productive conversation as students switch from working with pencil and paper, to discussion, to watching eagerly as one member of their group works at the computer. When the period ends, they’ll each have a task to work on, reporting on the results at the next scheduled meeting. In this scenario, computers are an integral part of a vibrant, active, socially interactive learning environment."

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