Technology continues to make massive inroads into education, especially now with so many schools going all online or doing blended learning models. The internet provides an amazing amount of educational resources for teachers and students that can be found on our companion curriculum page. ClassrooMechanics believes that were Maria Montessori alive today, she would encourage teachers to take advantage of this amazing learning tool WHERE it is developmentally appropriate and supports the instruction of the “whole” child. The focus of the resources below are the hardware, software, and best practices for their use that make devices excellent tools for generating and delivering lessons and completing assignments. As many have experienced not all technology provides value in the classroom. The information below is from teachers and organizations who have invested time to insure there is significant value added to education and instruction by the hardware or software they are recommending. The important considerations about when age levels should utilize screens and for how long are covered by our companion page on Childhood Health and Safety, which includes recommendations by experts on this subject. As mentioned above, don’t miss our other Online Resources pages that cover areas such as Teaching and Instruction, Childhood Health and Safety, Montessori, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), the Prepared Environment, and Curriculum.
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