While computers are often praised as a helpful classroom tool, they have also been subject to criticism. Notable complaints include that they create a distraction if student use is not well monitored, that they can lead ... More » Technology Computers & Hardware

Schools and teachers can obtain free laptop computers for use in classrooms through a variety of methods, including government grants, special technology education organizations and through individual crowdfunding servic... More » Business & Finance

Classroom assessment in the 2000s moved more toward computer-based tests that utilize technology, such as laptops, notebooks and tablets. Student comprehension and subject mastery are also assessed through projects, port... More » Education K-12
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