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and research continues today on the use of computers to model human
intelligence and problem-solving capabilities. There are a number of ways that
technology can support the application of cognitive learning principles in the
classroom. 38 Technology as a Knowledge Source
Technology tools such as the internet can be used to provide students with
background knowledge, and in some cases to update existing classroom sources
for background knowledge. Consider how these teachers are using the internet in
• When Toni Yazzie uses K-W-L in the classroom, she begins by
assigning small groups of students to work with designated web sites.
The students use the web sites to locate current interesting ideas or
facts for the “What do you know?” step of K-W-L. It seems to help
motivate them to participate because they have information to share. • Sally Ornstein has some of her students use computer tutorials to learn
basic science information they lack. It helps ensure that students have
needed background knowledge for problem-solving, The amount of...
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This document was uploaded on 03/29/2014 for the course EPS 324 at N. Arizona.
- Spring '08