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Education & Tech, was created to build hope that education based on social technologies, can transform the new century, and enable abundance not only spiritually but economically. Milton Ramirez, Ed.D. - @tonnet is the founder & editor. He is a teacher, tech blogger, writes on education, and hails this blog from Union, NJ. For further questions, tips or concerns please e-mail him to:miltonramirez [at] educationandtech [dot] com

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Do We Still Need More Research About Impact of Technology in Schools?

Greg Anrig is the author of Beyond the Education Wars: Evidence That Collaboration Builds Effective Schools. Anrig and others are widely quoted on this article on the fact that there is very little research on the impact technology use may have on the binomial teacher-student. However, the author agrees that effective use of technology depends on good human relationships. From the article:

What concerns him most in the promotion of education technology is the assumption that just handing kids new devices will be sufficient for them to make gains in learning, when there is no research showing this to be the case. Jack Schneider, an assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts, agrees.

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"Relationships are what matter in schools. Any deep exploration of successful schools reveals relationships to be at the core — whether at private schools, public schools, elementary schools or high schools," he added.
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