Is technology forcing out traditional teaching methods?

The use of technology in the classroom may be having some unintended consequences for students and teachers, suggests Matthew Lynch, chairman of the department of elementary and special education and an associate professor of education at Langston University, in Langston, Okla. In this commentary, he writes that with students accustomed the instant gratification provided by technology, teachers "must find ways to keep students interested, but not completely abandon tried-and-true methodology." However, he writes, it remains unclear which traditional teaching methods should remain.

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