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One Size Does Not Fit All: Matching Mobile Technology to Specific Instructional Goals and Student Learning Needs


by Thomas Troisi — October 23, 2015

The local and national media are replete with tales about public school districts that have adopted a singular approach to instructional technology such as “iPads for all.” Increasingly parents, teachers, administrators, and school board members are questioning the practical utility of single device technology plans. And as school district budgets shrink, school board members and their constituents are demanding a greater degree of accountability for big ticket items such as technology. In this article I demonstrate how the Valley Stream Central High School District is attempting to differentiate the use of mobile learning technology based upon specific program objectives and student learning needs.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: October 23, 2015
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18211, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 2:49:13 PM

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  • Thomas Troisi
    Hofstra University
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    THOMAS J. TROISI is the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction in the Valley Stream Central High School District and the Adjunct Associate Professor of Teaching, Literacy, and Leadership at Hofstra University.
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