The Modern Classroom

A New Model for 21st Century Learning

The new classroom model consists of 6 components: Small Group Learning, Individual Personal Learning, Whole Group Learning, Computer-based Learning, Learning Management Systems, Creativity Innovation and Design. Students experience learning in a variety of ways, to best support opportunities to create, collaborate, communicate, and connect with teachers and their peers

Modern Classroom Model Taxonomy

Classroom Learning

Technology Teaching and Learning

Small Group Learning

Group Work

Team Work

An opportunity for students to learn and practice
leadership, sharing, taking turns, listening and
understanding others ideas

An opportunity for the richest, most personally
connected teaching

SmartBoard
iPad Apps
Collaborative Work in Google
Digital Citizenship & Acceptable Use
Writing
Site Design
Presentations
3D Drawing and Design
Google Maps & Google Earth
File Sharing
Mathematica Demonstrations
Simulations
Popplet

Individual Personal Learning

Students need time to internalize learning and
connect learning to what they already know

Online Reading
eBooks
Online Writing
Journaling
Research and Note Taking in Google Docs
Blogging
Reflection and Response
Mathematica Demonstrations
YouTube Learning

Whole Group Learning

An active participatory learning experience

SmartBoard
Classroom Response – Polls, Quizzes, Concepts
Poll Everywhere
Socrative
Side-Channel Commentary – todaysmeet.com
Twitter
Classroom Researchers
Padlet

Computer-based Learning

More and more computer adaptive, smarter systems
will tailor learning to individual student learning styles,
progress and pace

Not every content area or unit will be supported by such
a system yet, but there are many resources to begin with now

Video Lessons – Initial Concepts
Flipped Classroom
Academic Games
Coding and Programming
Scratch
Game Salad
PHeT
Mathematica Demonstrations
Sokikom math
Math, Science, Social Studies Content Learning

Learning Management System

Students will be taking standardized tests online and
more and more of their future work will be digital

They need experience reading, writing, thinking and
expressing their ideas on the computer

ePortfolio Work
Questions and Responses
Comments and Discussions
Assessments
Submission of Work

Creativity Innovation Design

Students needs every opportunity we can give them
to use their creativity and imagination in their learning

They need opportunities to design new things, think
new ideas, solve new problems and make stuff

Use the MIT Kindergarten model

Imagine
Create
Play
Share
Reflect

Creative Media Production
Web Design
Animation
Video
Music
Graphic Design
Graphic Novels
Engineering Design
Real World Problem Solving
Science – Ecology
Social Issues
Maker
3D Modeling
3D Printing
Tinkering
Wearable Technology
AdaFruit
Arduino
Game Design
Scratch
Simulations
Product Design Challenge

All of these components support

Project-based Learning
Place-based Learning
Challenge-based Learning
Problem-based Learning
Question-based Learning
Passion-based Learning

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