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Conquering Technophobia: A Classroom Veteran Warms to Digital Tools

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From edutopia.org (Approved: Mrs Jefferies), produced by George Lucas Educational Foundation
 
Jim Wilson, a self-described "old guy" and star of theEdutopia video Conquering Technophobia, has gone from grumbling about his school's technology-integration initiative to embracing it. Laptop computers and other gadgets are now tools that he uses just about every day in his English classes at Freedom Area High School, outside Pittsburgh.There have been bumps along the way, and -- Wilson will be the first to tell you -- there are surely more to come. But he's pleased with what computer technology has enabled him and his students to do in the short year since he entered the information age. Here are Wilson's tips for teachers undergoing the same tricky transition. (3:30)
 
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