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Students Engaged by Discussion, Not Smart Classrooms

by Tom Johnson on Aug 15, 2009 •
categories: technical-writing

All the money spent on making classrooms smart and high tech is basically a waste, since students find these formats boring. What really engages people is discussion and participation. Teachers should strip out all the "smart" gear and reformat the classroom back to the same structure that existed in Athens. (Link courtesy of tc.eserver.org)

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