NOTE: Originally, this post was seeking reader input on available research. I’m now converting it into a “The Best….” list.
I’m a big believer in using technology with language learners, and believe that it is a huge teaching and learning asset. My own experience, and a lot of research, bears that out and I’ve compiled it in The Best Places To Find Research On Technology & Language Teaching/Learning.
I’m not convinced that value-added (I hate that phrase because of its connection to teacher evaluation) benefit holds equally true with mainstream K-12 students, but I’m open to learning that it is.
I hope readers will contribute more links.
Here are my choices of for The Best Research Available On The Use Of Technology In Schools:
Technology In Schools: What The Research Says is from Cisco.
Maine’s Laptop Initiative Improves Student Writing is from The National Writing Project.
The New York Times has published a major article on technology use in schools titled In Classroom of Future, Stagnant Scores.
Inflating the Software Report Card appeared in The New York Times.
Deconstructing “What Works” in Education Technology is from the Mind Shift blog and offers useful commentary on recent research on technology in education.
Mixed results using iPads reviews a study evaluating tech’s impact on student achievement.
Plugged into learning: Computers help students advance is from Eureka Alert.
The Tech-Driven Classroom Is Here, But Grades Are Mixed is from Forbes.
The Relationship Status of Teachers and Educational Technology: It’s Complicated by Roxanna Elden is hands-down the wittiest, and certainly one of the most insightful, pieces I’ve read about the use of ed tech. It’s not about research, but it’s essential reading.
Do smart devices make smart kids? is from The BBC.
Mixed grades for Peru’s kids laptop program is from USA Today.
What’s Worth Investing In? How to Decide What Technology You Need is from The Mind/Shift blog.
Maine’s Decade-Old School Laptop Program Wins Qualified Praise is from The Huffington Post.
Technology Integration Research Review is from Edutopia.
Studies of iPad Use in Education is from Richard Byrne.
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