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Most interesting to me was the restructuring of the classroom. I hope school districts begin to look at that as a possibility. Take a look at the video.
This is reblogged from my post at Daily Genius.
When adopting technology in the classroom, one of the key concerns for educators is classroom management. Often, they believe that with devices come three options:
- Ban devices outright (Good luck!)
- Lock them down
- Open your classroom up to the Wild Wild West!
However, I have found that many traditional methods of classroom management readily translate to a technologically rich curriculum – with some modification.
RESTRUCTURE THE CLASSROOM
Most of us teach in “traditionally” structured classrooms – the teacher is in front and the students sit in rows looking at the teacher. However, this is a poor setup when students are using devices. With screens faced away, it’s easy for students to give into temptation and get off task. After all, the teacher can’t see what they are doing.
Moving away from a teacher-centered learning space and building on a student-centered…
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