For a great read, check out “How Will Classrooms Change With the Use of Computers?“
One of the quotes really resonated with me.
“It’s going to be more about teachers having nimble classrooms.”
To me, this means a number of things and many teachers are embracing it already although they may not have considered their classes “nimble”.
- No need for a traditional computer lab which conveys the notion that computers are a distinct subject;
- Portable computers that are invited into the learning environment at the point of instruction;
- Engaging students in learning activities that are truly different – not just the same old stuff transposed to a computer;
- Considering smart phones, tablets, etc. as just another computer;
- Conversations within and without the classroom with teacher as guide not as the dispenser of information;
- Creating new content to address expectations where the old content just doesn’t cut it;
- Students confident in their abilities so that they become the experts and geniuses in a subject area;
- A blend of face to face and online learning experiences becoming the norm;
- A classroom that can be reorganized on a moment’s notice as required;
- Traditional literature pieces replaced by multimedia including podcasts, videos, broadcasts, hangouts;
- Classrooms complete with a suite of tools where students elect to use the most appropriate one;
- Students not only using the technology but can describe critically why they choose to use it;
- This point intentionally left blank – if a classroom is truly nimble, this list should never be complete.
What does “nimble classroom” mean to you?
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