"The flipped classroom is just that, a classroom with the times attributed to certain tasks that are flipped. It is not student centered, but just a rehash of sage-on-the-stage direct instruction. The problem with the flipped classroom or student centered learning is that the students dictate the pace. In addition a great deal of learning takes place in group settings with dialog. We do not live in a schedule free world. Most schools have an Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate curriculum. Both of which have time constraints due to testing. In addition, many schools use SAT testing for college entrance, and classes have to end with a certain amount of learning that needs to take place. Students have a timeline. Allowing students to learn at their own pace could lead to a lot of problems."
As our classroom shifted from teacher- to student-centered, my students began to do the majority of their own research. Sometimes, this means they teach each other. Sometimes, they create a project around the knowledge they are acquiring. Sometimes, they create their own driving questions. Sometimes, they create their own units.
The time has come to take a stand against this thoughtless use of “Luddite” in the pejorative. The historical record needs to be set straight, and it needs to be set straight as a prelude to defending a Luddite approach to education.
something doesn't seem quite right with this particular implementation ... The World Bank's EduTech blog explores issues related to the use of information and communication technologies (computers, laptops, tablets, the Internet, ...) to benefit education in middle and low income countries around the world. While I tend to view, with a fair degree of skepticism, many of the statistics which purport to document just how many people have visited a particular web site, it seems that the EduTech blo
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Great read from Michael Trucano on what not to do when introducing mobile learning.
If you've read my thoughts about the Flipped Classroom in USA Today this week, you probably are either in agreement with my caution over the excitement around the flipped classroom made popular by Sal Kahn or you are a flipped...
Learning in Hand Show #29 tells you about three websites that are great for finding clipart, photos, symbols, and icons. These sites feature images that you already have permission to use on your website, blog, poster, slideshow, video, animation, etc., etc. Also, get tips on how to download these images and advice for finding images to illustrate your ideas.
“ It's a cliche, but there's also some truth in this video. As Mark Bartram and Richard Walton point out in their seminal book, Correction, 'You don't correct a mistake, you correct a person.' If te...”
The traditional model of teach we’re familiar with is that of the teacher in front of the class, lecturing and assigning homework for students to do once they leave the classroom. The teacher has full control over their learning process. Or do they? Teachers who seem to have full control over their student’s learning often …
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This is much more how I see the future of classroom education.