by Dennis Pierce
Over the last several years, a sea change has been occurring in K-12 education. In a growing number of classrooms, teachers are abandoning outdated, lecture-driven models of instruction in favor of more active approaches that put students in charge of their own learning.
By Brianna Henneke Hodges
We’ve all seen this view of our students: just the top of the head, the eyes intent on the screen. Many believe that our technology-focused society has greatly diminished the opportunity for conversation. Moreover, the push to incorporate the 4 Cs of 21st-century learning into an increasingly device-rich classroom brings about a unique set of challenges as teachers strive to merge content with creation.
by Shaun Fagan
On Friday, December 4, 63 educators from 10 different districts gathered at the offices of Santa Ana Unified School District for Lightspeed Learning Academy: Santa Ana, a daylong professional development event focused on creating collaborative learning spaces for today’s students.
by Mike Ribble
In the classroom, technology provides many opportunities to research, communicate, and understand the world around us with new tools and ideas that we never had before. There are some outside the education field who say, “Why can’t the technology teach the students?” or “Why do we need highly educated and expensive teachers in the classroom if a computer can do the same thing?”
by Michael Niehoff
In 21st century education and work, we hear a lot about collaboration. Indeed, global economic experts have cited teamwork as the most important skill for the future. In addition to encouraging students to partner with one another, we also need to examine what student-teacher collaboration looks like in 21st-century classrooms.
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