Has anyone experimented with the physical classroom environment to increase student learning and interest in the content? If school was more like Starbucks, would students learn more? If I could create a comfortable, inviting space, would the students be more likely to learn or goof off? Everything I've looked at is mostly for elementary-age students and doesn't even consider the fact that we are dealing with real human beings who may not enjoy sitting in a cold, hard chair for a 90-minute… Continue
Added by Jarrod Martin on March 24, 2008 at 8:30pm —
Last October, I contacted some friends in San Diego to find out how they were doing when the wild fires raged through the county. I learned that technology played a key role in the school district's ability to communicate with families and continue learning despite a county-wide evacuation.
I got to thinking about what role technology plays when the unexpected happens. I came up with 10 lessons learned in speaking with Bob Gravina of Poway… Continue
Added by Karen Henke on March 20, 2008 at 11:18am —
Looking at the current educational trend there is a strong demand for tutors in the United States and UK, propelled in part by highly ambitious students aiming for admission into high profile courses and competitive colleges and by others who qualify for publicly funded tutoring because of No Child Left Behind. Some online, offshore companies already provide NCLB tutoring; others say they will apply to states soon.
The big question that arises here is can students learn this way? To me… Continue
Added by Jasonrichmond on March 18, 2008 at 10:42am —
I just returned home from North Carolina where I presented at the NCaect conference, I took my wife and her mother along so they could revisit Fayetteville, the place they had spent some a precious years while my wife's father was stationed at Ft. Brag. My son and I were in tow as the two women came face to face with two similar but different re-aquaintences with the past. I have revisited powerful places and felt the strange realignment of past and present as my mind rummaged through closets… Continue
Added by Kevin on March 15, 2008 at 10:00pm —
Looking at the rapid advancement of technology the world is changing very fast and with it changing the people’s living style and habits. Everything is driven with the help of technology and it has become really difficult for someone to remember even a single item that doesn’t use technology. Learning has also lent itself in to the hands of technology and has taken a new name as E-Learning.
E-Learning or online education as said by many is the flavour among the students now worldwide. The… Continue
Added by Jasonrichmond on March 3, 2008 at 12:28am —
I just posted a blog that might interest classroom 2.0'rs. What research says about project-based learning.
Lots of teachers looking at technology in the classroom find that technology and projects go really well together. But it's not easy to implement project-based learning in the traditional classroom. There are lots of ideas here that might be helpful!
Added by Sylvia Martinez on February 14, 2008 at 11:31pm —
“Learning is a continuous process” it’s an universal truth that we all know, what we don’t know is that Learning has come a long way since the first schools began to the introduction of text- books and classrooms. Now, learning has taken a new dimension, it is gradually shifting its base from physical classrooms to virtual classrooms. Learning is now taking place in virtual environment i.e. on Internet with the help of various tools like web 2.0, collaborative technologies etc. All this has… Continue
Added by Jasonrichmond on February 8, 2008 at 10:30pm —
Online tutoring is more beneficial than physical classroom teaching as it is more focused on an individual's requirements with less or no interruption at all. Personalized lesson plans have made online tutoring even more helpful for the students because every individual has his own learning style and pace. Plus, it saves from the hassle of traveling or arranging for a private tutor thereby saving a lot of time and money. All you need is a high speed internet and a headset and you are all set… Continue
Added by Jasonrichmond on February 8, 2008 at 4:30am —