Thats 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 dont 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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