a menlo teacher working with a student on his computer

Menlo Park Academy Faculty Shares Insight in Using Technology in the Classroom

Whether they are physical devices like iPads or online tools like Google Docs, educators are apt to embrace the technology that helps student performance. Kratcoski says Google Docs — a cloud-based mimic of Microsoft Word that features many collaborative features — may appear to be just a quick delivery method or productivity tool to help students be more efficient, but if used purposefully, teachers can tap into the real power of the tool and use it to develop students’ critical thinking abilities and collaboration skills. Continued.