Kim Sharp explains how technology learning stations has made a difference for all students in supporting student-centered activities in Klein Forest High School.
"Are you overwhelmed by all the challenges facing classroom teachers today? Do you wonder if you are meeting all the needs of your diverse students? Do you long to add some creative, student-driven activities in your classroom, but don’t know where to begin? If you answered yes to any of these questions, learning stations may be the answer you’ve been looking for. I have used this technique in my classes for several years now, and have found them to be successful for many reasons.
One of the greatest advantages of this style of learning is that it encourages collaborative learning. Carefully planned groups, made up of students with various strengths, can quite possible become the best learning environment for some students. Since this setup requires the teacher to take on a facilitator role, instead of the “sage of the stage,” I make sure to create groups that can function independently."