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6. A Modern Classroom

Video: Charles Leadbetter speaks at TED about education transformation.

The divide created by unequal access to technology is crippling. Some schools and districts are struggling to acquire and use technology while others, such as schools participating in Iowa’s emerging 1:1 program are working together to form a collective mission and figure out the value in the visionary fledgling program.

Other schools are using specific types of equipment such as iPads to meet this need, and some educators are learning from robots how to proceed. Some classes are actually being taught by robots.

Co-working spaces designed to accommodate new education and work habits are becoming more prevalent as the role of unstructured play is coming into sharp focus as a mechanism for learning.

Imagine a global school that can be accessed with a click, in which anyone with internet access, anywhere, can offer a class on any subject imaginable and any students can take the class. One such platform is called Supercool School.” Also seeThe illusion of disrupting vs. repairing the existing education market” by Bjoern Lasse Herrmann.

If you’re an educator, what’s your approach to technology in the classroom?

What is a modern classroom and what is the teacher’s role within it?

If you’re a student, we would love to hear from you.

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  1. Tracy Zuniga says:

    I recently came across your website and it had a similar feeling to my recently submitted thesis at Savannah College of Art and Design. I propose a method of online education that follows sound Montessori principles in order to reduce cognitive overload. My proposal would also allow students to learn as they are ready to receive the information and not move forward into more advanced programs and classes until they have a full mastery of each of the previous topics. The end of the program allows for several majors to work together in solving ‘blue sky’ problems, thus giving students the ability to work with others as would happen in real world work situations, allowing students to be better prepared for the workplace.

    Keep going with your wonderful research.

  2. “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” ~ A. A. Milne

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