It's been a big year for innovations in learning. If 2012 was the year of the MOOC, 2013 was the year blended learning went mainstream--even schools that were just layering tabs on top of an obsolete model called it "blended." The following are 14 developments to watch for in 2014.
It’s exciting to watch this space develop into an environment that just keeps getting more accessible for teachers and improving learning for students. Google for Education continues to add support and programs for teachers, admin and schools.
Motivating, more data, personalization, self-paced, ownership, equalization, extended time, great teaching, learner profiles and working conditions are the ten benefits of digital learning highlighted in this video. These benefits are only the start of unlocking the promise of digital learning.
Yes, it all happened. Everything we feared would come true did to some degree. We had students that got off task in class and missed the assignments or the lecture or the project. We had students download music in the hallways between classes so they could listen to it in the next period. We had students at home not doing the work they didn't due in class because they were playing games, or on Facebook, or tweeting, or listening. Yes, it all happened.
2013 isn't quite over yet but we are approaching the busy season of new releases. Today, we are sharing this great infographic from FinancesOnline.com - a retrospective of the year, as well as a sneak peek into what we still have to look forward to, gadget wise.
Working with 20 students at various levels of ability, with significant learning disabilities and multiple handicaps, it is extremely difficult to meet all their varying needs with textbooks, paper and writing utensils