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Replace rows of desks and lectures at your school with active learning spaces where students are collaborative, classrooms are comfortable and teachers inspire creativity and deep content knowledge.
Creating active, flexible learning spaces is often associated with modern designs and stylish furniture. But changing the mindsets of teachers and students is the most crucial element of flexible learning environments.
Create student-centered environments that address distinct student needs, interests and aspirations.
Instead of teachers delivering lessons to students sitting in rows, what if we trusted students to choose their places?
There are lots of ways to redesign your learning environment without breaking the budget. The key to remember is that students learn better when they move around or stand up and are actively engaged.
In classrooms around the world, educators are using digital tools to collaborate with peers, create artifacts, communicate across national borders and crunch data. Now it's time to make changes to the physical learning spaces to accommodate the new learning environment.
Use QR codes, AR apps and posters, and iBeacons to get students moving and engaged while bolstering their executive functioning and comprehension skills.
To develop a digital age learning environment that works, tech coaches must first consult all stakeholders — including teachers, administrators, students and parents — and consider the physical and virtual elements of the environment, connectivity, social and cultural influences, and the tools that will work best.
Getting stakeholders on board with your vision is a critical component to keeping your school or district moving forward and ensuring the success of a large-scale change effort.
Project-based learning, 1:1 technology and professional learning communities transformed a Maryland middle school and improved learning.
Propel Braddock Hills High School is integrating elements of design thinking, student-centered learning, passion-based learning and community involvement to create an environment that engages, supports and prepares students for the digital age.
Shannon McClintock Miller, district teacher librarian at Van Meter Community School in Iowa, asked students from around the world what they wanted from school. She shares their responses – and how educators can address them – in this keynote address for the K12online conference.
Digital citizenship is not so different from traditional citizenship. We still need to guide students to be kind, respectful and responsible. What’s new is teaching them how to apply these values to the realities of the digital age.
Our job as citizens requires more than just being informed. We must also be vigilant about verifying information before posting it on social media.
The most compelling topics among educators who embrace technology for learning and teaching are not about the tech at all, but about the students. And that’s a good thing.
Today’s technology makes personalized learning an attainable goal. Here are five things to consider as you make the transition from a traditional classroom to a personalized learning environment.
Twitter chats for educators offer free professional learning on your favorite topics and the chance to connect with peers around the world. Here are some that were recommended by the ISTE community.