What does the state of Texas say about technology use in the classroom?
Technology use in the classroom is mandated by the state of Texas and
has been since September 1, 1998. The Texas Education Agency has created Texas Essential Knowledge Skills (TEKS) for
technology that all Texas schools are required to teach. You can check them out at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/ch126.html#s12611.
Is there any research to show that technology integration improves student learning,
or how technology can best be used in the classroom?
The answer is "yes" to both questions. Recent studies are beginning to show a link
between technology integration and better student achievement.
Current research also shows that students are usually bored with the traditional lecture/book/worksheet
approach to teaching which also fails to address various learning styles, and recommends project-based cooperative learning
that applies to the real world. You can learn more by doing a web search for "constructivism education."
How does the No Child Left Behind Act affect parents, students,
Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, or disability
in providing education services, activities, and programs, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as
amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.