Instructional Tools & Technology-Rich Learning
can instructional software be used in the classroom?
What's the difference between entertainment and instructional software?
How can instructional tools be integrated into the classroom?
When some people think of instructional tools they envision fun "drill and practice" games like Reader Rabbit and Math Blasters. Others think of simulations like SimCity. There are many different technology tools that can be used for classroom instruction. The key is matching the tools with the needs. In other words, lots of time can be wasted playing games that don't address learning needs directly. The advantage of using technology is the ability to meet individual differences by selecting software that help students learn.
Hardware and Software
Resources to learn about the tools
that are available and how to select these tools.
Explore the different types of learning materials available through instructional software and websites.
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