According to, the definition of Technology is the science or knowledge put into practical use to solve problems or invent useful tools. Technology has been prevalent in classrooms across the nation. Millions of dollars has been spent on technology for both teachers and students alike.  However, the following question still remains: (2015). Technology. Dictionary Definitions. Retrieved (11/04/2015) from


Robert Marzano of the Mid Continental Regional Education Laboratory, (McRel study) identified the top ten strategies that research linked to improved student achievement.  Marzano’s book, Classroom Instruction that Works, that provided the underlying pedagogy promoted in the “No Child Left Behind” national initiative in the early 2000s.

Infuse comparisons, contrasts, classifications, analogies and metaphors – 45%

Summarizing and note-taking – 34%

Reinforcing effort and giving praise- 29%

Homework and practice – 28%

Cooperative learning – 27%

Generating and testing hypotheses – 23%

Nonlinguistic representations (examples: graphic organizers, pictures, kinesthetic activity) – 27%

Setting goals and providing feedback – 23%

Vocabulary – 32%

Activating prior knowledge – 22%

Click Here to Start Module. The gears provided on each module provide specific student learning and achievement research for the selected module strategy. Click on the gear to read and click on gear again to eliminate the research box retrieved.  For more citation reference information, please refer to the Learning Connect Research Listings in the Teacher Menu located at the top of the page.

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“Learning is also due to input to the brain. Sensory information (e.g., aural, visual, and tactile information) enters the brain along multiple nerve receptors. Sensory input causes axons to react by budding, branching, and reaching out to other neurons, thus, leading to the development of new connections in the brain. If the information is novel, the brain needs to develop these budding new pathways. It is when an axon grows and meets up with another neuron that learning occurs. — Cercone, 2006.