The Secrets of 21st Century Classroom Design

Classroom design



It is really possible to design a truly student-centered classroom? Here are five novel approaches to classroom design, in use by various schools, that could take you by surprise. Schools with two-teacher, team-taught interdisciplinary classes. These classrooms are nearly twice the size of regular classrooms, and they have double groups of students. Plus, students are taught...
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How to Use Technology to Deliver Differentiated Instruction

use technology to deliver differentiated instruction



If differentiated instruction really works, why aren’t more teachers using it? Let’s count the reasons…limited classroom time, a huge curriculum, increasing demands of classroom management… add to it the time teachers spend on lesson planning and designing instruction… there is no spare time. Moreover, several teachers don’t feel prepared to address students’ diverse needs. Schumm...
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Why Quality Professional Development Matters for Successful Technology Integration

Best professional development choices are made according to the individual needs of schools and their staff.



Often, professional development programs for teachers focus over hardware-usage and certain software applications. However, there is another aspect to educational technology training- developing teachers’ knowledge and skill in using the technology tools in their classrooms. And, in this aspect professional development programs considerable changes are required.   Quality professional development matters For the success of...
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