Is your Digital Classroom ready for Digital Natives?
Teaching and learning used to be so straight forward.
Grab your lunch box, strap on your backpack, catch the bus and go to school. Step into the classroom at the sound of the bell, open your textbook to chapter 6 and watch Mr. Yancy write a few linear equations on the chalkboard. Rinse. Repeat. 12 years. Then four more. And maybe a few more after that.
Today? This orderly and rhythmic educational machine is beginning to age, and crack. The internet has completely revolutionized learning, and as a result, the classroom is getting overhauled.
Khan Academy. Schoology. Moodle. YouTube. Apps. iPads. Chromebooks. The list goes on and on. And today’s learners are now accessing content and learning on their own devices 24x7.
How will schools remain relevant in an era where anyone with a video camera and a website can reach hundreds and thousands of students anywhere?
Let’s be clear. The physical classroom isn’t going anywhere, at least not anytime soon.
But books are giving way to videos. Reading is being replaced by viewing. Writing is becoming speech to text. The “flipped” classroom is becoming a place to bring depth and understanding to lectures that have been delivered, oftentimes by someone else, online.
Teachers are becoming learning guides. And the digital classroom is the place where these guides are connecting their students to an infinite world of digital learning experiences.
The digital classroom is here. And, it’s gotta work. Applications need to work. Video content needs to stream. Networks need to be online. The whole lot.
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