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The 21st century is challenging old notions of learning spaces

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Classrooms should be spaces that students don’t want to leave.  Some communities are still hesitant about these futuristic looking learning spaces and have resorted to older, traditional physical spaces. Hopefully, they will begin to embrace changes to better prepare students and move them in the 21st century global economy.

 


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engaging learners in life-long learning and a natural sense of inquiry and curiousity, I think, rests in creating these spaces, where children and young people feel confortable to experiment and stretch their own learning, with guidance.  

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, November 19, 2013 1:52 PM

While I do not ascribe to everything mentioned in this post, there is much to commend it.

Schools and the learning spaces within them should be engaging and attractive places for children in which to learn. Outside of their home, school is where they spend a significant portion of their lives.

richard Forward's curator insight, December 14, 2013 11:35 AM

Are you old school or Mr cutting edge?

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54321ignition's curator insight, January 18, 3:57 AM

To construct better learning environments we need to deconstruct our traditional view of the classroom.

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The 21st century is challenging old notions of learning spaces

The 21st century is challenging old notions of learning spaces | accessible design | Scoop.it

Classrooms should be spaces that students don’t want to leave.  Some communities are still hesitant about these futuristic looking learning spaces and have resorted to older, traditional physical spaces. Hopefully, they will begin to embrace changes to better prepare students and move them in the 21st century global economy.

 


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engaging learners in life-long learning and a natural sense of inquiry and curiousity, I think, rests in creating these spaces, where children and young people feel confortable to experiment and stretch their own learning, with guidance.  

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, November 19, 2013 1:52 PM

While I do not ascribe to everything mentioned in this post, there is much to commend it.

Schools and the learning spaces within them should be engaging and attractive places for children in which to learn. Outside of their home, school is where they spend a significant portion of their lives.

richard Forward's curator insight, December 14, 2013 11:35 AM

Are you old school or Mr cutting edge?

www.englishcoach.fr

54321ignition's curator insight, January 18, 3:57 AM

To construct better learning environments we need to deconstruct our traditional view of the classroom.

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iPads: From Pedagogical Crutch to Education Innovation

iPads: From Pedagogical Crutch to Education Innovation | accessible design | Scoop.it

For students who struggle with output, the option now exists to record ideas directly "onto a page." Similarly, teachers can leave audio feedback for students who benefit from hearing input multiple times. With the built-in camera, students can quickly snap pictures of class notes on a board, or record a quick video of teacher instruction. Leveraging just these few features has the potential to personalize learning and differentiate instruction where it might otherwise be impossible.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 13, 2013 2:43 AM

Some interesting tips and insights.

diane gusa's curator insight, July 13, 2013 7:28 AM

We have a long way to go to understand best practices for iPads, to move it from a play thing to integrated into creative pedagogy. However, "The Longest Journey begins with the First Step" and that is getting into the hands or teachers and learners.


imaginary library's curator insight, July 13, 2013 8:19 AM

The most important thing to do is to start with the wife of using the iPad if you have a sound pedagogical reason for using the iPad then you'll be a will to come up with uses that are appropriate.

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Disability arts, digital spaces and technology – live chat - The Guardian (blog)

Disability arts, digital spaces and technology – live chat - The Guardian (blog) | accessible design | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog)Disability arts, digital spaces and technology – live chatThe Guardian (blog)Digital technology has done some incredible things for culture and the arts – from the artist's studio to arts management, the arrival of cutting-edge...

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Amazon, Kobo and Sony petition FCC to exempt e-readers from accessibility laws

Amazon, Kobo and Sony petition FCC to exempt e-readers from accessibility laws | accessible design | Scoop.it
Amazon, Kobo and Sony are petitioning the FCC to permanently exempt e-readers from laws requiring electronics to be accessible to the disabled.
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Rwanda: ICT Helps Blind Students

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Access to the latest technology has proved that disability is not inability as many blind students in Rwanda are living their dream of achieving a higher education.


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Marshall McLuhan's Four Innovation Fundamentals | Big Think Edge | Big Think

Marshall McLuhan's Four Innovation Fundamentals | Big Think Edge | Big Think | accessible design | Scoop.it
Marshall McLuhan, the outlandish visionary of 60s and 70s who predicted the World Wide Web, created a blueprint for innovation in the digital age. 

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 11, 2013 12:55 AM

Some interesting points to reflect on in this article.

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He definitely foresaw Twitter with his household "the medium is the message" It's changed the way many people write.
Tracy Mehoke (梅恬溪)'s curator insight, July 22, 2013 2:35 AM

These points from the article are soothing in a way.


1. Innovation has to enhance something

 

2. Innovation needs to destroy something old

 

3. An innovation returns us to something that we feel we’ve lost

 

4. Innovation over time becomes anti-innovation

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34 Assistive Technology Apps From edshelf

34 Assistive Technology Apps From edshelf | accessible design | Scoop.it

Do you have students with disabilities or special needs? Then you may need an assistive technology: a technology used by an individual with a disability to perform a function that might otherwise be difficult or impossible.

Samantha Thomas, a student, future librarian, and educator at Kutztown University, created this handy collection of assistive technologies that you may find helpful. Some are commonly used with special needs individuals, such as augmentative & alternative communication apps like My Pictures Talk, Look2Learn, and iTalk. Others are general consumer apps, such as Evernote, Google Earth, and Audacity. Listed alongside each app is her assessment of its value as an assistive technology.

 Read more at: http://www.teachthought.com/technology/34-assistive-technology-apps-from-edshelf/


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Linda Alexander's curator insight, May 6, 2013 6:02 PM

Great assistive tech site!

Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, May 13, 2013 3:34 PM

Many good ideas here to follow up on.  Some of these apps wil be featured at the SETSIG UDL and AT Playground at ISTE 2013 in San Antonio.  Come by and explore these apps and more as they relate to the UDL principles and guidelines.

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Adaptive Snowboard Reinvented: Every Third Thursday Raising The Bar

Dave Lee and the Signal Snowboards crew are back tackling a new hybrid snowboard project that's inspiring on many levels. This month's challenge is to merge ...
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Adaptive assistive technologies for people with disabilities - Phys.Org

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Adaptive assistive technologies for people with disabilities
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''Assistive technologies'' (AT) have developed rapidly in recent years, allowing people with motor disabilities to live more independent and comfortable lives.
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UNHCR - Disability is not inability – refugee turns entrepreneur ...

UNHCR - Disability is not inability – refugee turns entrepreneur ... | accessible design | Scoop.it
All it takes is a shady tree and a charcoal-heated soldering iron, and a Congolese refugee repairman already is making money in Uganda.
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