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Friday, March 02, 2012

What Do Tomorrow's Classrooms Look Like? by Vicki Davis

Blending online learning with traditional lessons invites teachers to reinvent the classroom.

Photo: Vicki Davis  
Vicki Davis writes, "Right now, online learning and face-to-face learning are seemingly distinct, opposite choices in K-12 schooling. You're either in the school room or at home learning online. But this is changing -- the online classroom will soon supplement face-to-face learning, and students will move easily between both environments, benefiting from the strengths of each."

Photo: The Atlantic  

The "flipped" classroom is one way of blending the traditional classroom with online learning. A teacher "flips" the traditional method of face-to-face lecture and homework: delivering lectures and typical "classroom" content via an online platform for homework, and devoting in-class time to the kinds of activities that would normally be considered homework. This isn't just about lecturing on video. Our creativity is called for. What kind of material is best learned at a customizable pace online? What kinds of experiential activities will best help kids to apply their learnings? 
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What is the Flat Classroom Project?
Flat Classroom® Project is a global collaborative project that joins together middle and high school students (typically grade 9-12, 14-18 years old).
The Flat Classroom project is redefining excellence in education. Schools and higher education are moving to online education, blended learning, and e-learning, redefining education as we know it. Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds will take your school online one teacher at a time.

 Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds
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About Vicki Davis
Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) is a teacher, Mom, cofounder of the Flat Classroom projects and author of the Cool Cat Teacher Blog and the new book Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds.

Source:The Atlantic