There are many advantages students have in today’s technology-filled world. The teacher is not the only source of knowledge, and Instruction has gone from the traditional classroom setting to a wall-less virtual classroom with a push of a button.
With so many resources available, the main problem for teachers today is trying to evaluate which resources are best for their students. Unfortunately, not all instructional software are created equal, so teachers must do some research before choosing which program to recommend or require for students. When choosing between resources, Jackson says to look for: platform requirements, goals and objectives, the content, the pedagogy, ease of use, and costs.
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Roblyer, M.D., & Doering, A. H. (2013). Integrating educational technology into teaching (6th ed.). Boston, USA: Pearson Education.