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S: ACOT - Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow

1: "The Easter Bunny came by today and left surprises along his way. Colorful eggs are all around. With baskets in hand we search the ground. Hiding in places here and there Easter eggs are everywhere."

3: As technology is introduced in our classrooms they tend to change and a new environment is perceived in them. In 1986 Apple Computer, Inc. launched a project call Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow (ACOT).

4: The project began with seven classrooms representing what was intended to be a cross section of K-12 schools. Each participating student and teacher received two computers: one for home and one for school.

5: The goal of the project was to see how the routing use of computers would affect how students learn and how teacher teach."

6: The Hunt Is On | One issue the project hoped to confront was the possibility of any negative effects from prolonged exposure to computers. Some critics have worried that students who use computers extensively will become ‘brain-dead’ or less social from looking at the computer screen all day.

8: At the end of two years, the investigators learned that some of their worst fears had been groundless.

9: Teachers were not hopeless illiterates where technology was concerned; they could use computers to accomplish their work.

11: Happy Easter

13: Software was not a major problem. Teacher found programs - including productivity tools - to use in their classes.

17: The End

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Carlos Raul Lopez Reatiga
  • By: Carlos R.
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  • Title: ACOT
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  • Published: almost 9 years ago