Thursday, August 30, 2007

Teachers Catch Up With Technological Times

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – With teens relying more and more on text messaging, iPods, and the Internet, teachers need to take note of the technology that’s ruling the schools.

That’s the lesson from Jim Esterbrooks, public information officer for the San Diego Office of Education, who thinks teachers should become “more comfortable with new technology” and find more use for it in the classroom.

He says, “As more new teachers enter the field, more technologies will be used.”

And put away your pad and paper – Esterbrooks welcomes ideas like text messaging homework assignments to students, but worries about students losing focus in class with their new tech toys.

Says Esterbrooks: “We don’t want students using cell phones and such in class because they can be a distraction. But it might improve teaching. I should talk to some teachers.”

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