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Report Says Technology in the Classroom Helps At-Risk Students

Report Says Technology in the Classroom Helps At-Risk Students

What can we do to help at-risk students? Technology in the classroom may be the answer. 

The Alliance for Excellent Education and the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education recently released a report, "Using Technology to Support At-Risk Students' Learning," said an article in THE Journal magazine. The study reflects how technology has a positive impact on at-risk students, and gives five recommendations for teachers to utilize in the classroom. 

One recommendation states that at-risk students benefit most from highly interactive technology. 

"Substantial research illustrates that activities supporting many kinds of interactions between learners and the material — including different visualizations of concepts; multiple ways of seeing, hearing and learning about them; and opportunities to be active in manipulating data, expressing ideas and other aspects of the learning process — were essential to support learning by lower-achieving and other at-risk students," said the report. 

A second recommendation states that "blended learning works."

According to the report, the article said, "the most productive blended environments are 'those that combine structured learning of information with collaborative discussions and project-based activities that allow students to use the information to solve meaningful problems or create their own products, both individually and collectively.'”

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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