Choosing Educational Technology Based on Learning Objectives

| April 18, 2018

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Watch middle school students use a variety of technology as they work on a class project to create a virtual museum detailing the achievements of the Islamic culture. Social Studies teacher, Kelsey Smith uses NearPod, Quizlet Live, Google Slides, and other technologies that will help students in their mastery of learning objectives.

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The University of Arizona is the leading public research university in the American Southwest. The UA produces more than $600 million in annual research and is the state's only member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. This is a diverse community of people who thrive on innovation and collaboration. Our world-class faculty create discoveries that improve the human condition and fuel the state's economy. Our research enterprise provides undergraduate students with opportunities for hands-on experiences that can be found in few universities in the world. As the state's land-grant university, our research and resources enrich communities around the state and around the world.

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