Drop Out Rate Linked to Lack of Technology?

This week in my technology class I was shocked by my reading. I found out that the primary reason our students are dropping out of school is because of boredom and lack of technology. I was able to find some incredible numbers within my weekly reading. “More than 1/3 of students in the United States are dropping out of school, only 28% believe school work is meaningful, 21% find their courses interesting, and 39% believe their school work will bear success in their future”. (Understanding the Digital Generation, Jukes, McCain, Crockett) I was able to find a couple of websites that help support why we as educators should use technology in school and some strategies to using it. Check them out!

http://www.edtechactionnetwork.org/why-technology-in-schools

(Discusses why we should incorporate technology in our schools)

http://www.dropoutprevention.org/effective-strategies/educational-technology

(This site gives educators strategies on using technology with students.)

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