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A video like this can be an effective way to pique a third grader's interest in math and makes sure that he or she actually listens to the lesson. Math Video
Educators can also use technology to promote collaborative learning and allow students and teachers a forum to openly and easily communicate. I had a few online classes in high school, and a common thread among all of them were the discussion forums. Responding to a weekly prompt and having to leave a minimum number of comments could grow tedious, but oftentimes, it was interesting to see the perspectives from which my classmates and I viewed the same topic. One aspect of the class that I enjoyed was its ability to connect me with peers and ideas that 20 years ago were only accessible by planes or books. Unfortunately, I've also had those teachers for whom PowerPoint was the pinnacle of technology. Needless to say, their inability to engage the class resulted in more than a few people missing the importance of biodiversity or the causes of the Civil War. Had I the choice, I would have kindly directed certain teachers to this article and banned slideshows in my school.