Daily Education & Technology News for Schools 06/04/2011

  • Keys to Flattening your Classroom | elementaryflatclassroom

    I love this quote from our elementary Flat Classroom teachers Erica Barclay and Kevin Crouch:

    “What does it mean to flatten your classroom? How does this impact the learning experience for you and your students? The most profound impact is the ability to take learning outside the walls of your classroom. Though this has always been possible with the occasional field trip, in theory, now kids have the ability to take a field trip every day with access to the right technology. Furthermore, all kids don’t have to go to the same place on these virtual trips; they can learn from different people in different fields related to their interests. Flattening these walls means letting kids out of the factory model of education and into a world of differentiated instruction. The world is our classroom now, not just the physical room they may meet their teacher in.”

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