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Technology: Overview

To be fully literate in today’s world necessitates proficiency in the new literacies of information and communication technologies. IRA provides resources for teachers to use in supporting students — and in improving their own proficiency with technology tools.

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Lesson Plans See more is a partnership between IRA and the National Council of Teachers of English, with support from the Verizon Foundation. The website offers free lesson plans, many demonstrating outstanding technology use in the classroom.

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