Technology in the Classroom

Place-Based Learning and Sit Spots

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This episode focuses on mobile inquiry and place-based learning, how putting technology in the hands of students changes the conversations we have in the classroom.

A favorite quote in researching this episode comes from Place-Based Education: Connecting Classrooms and Communities. Laurie Lane-Zucker writes in the foreward:

A significant transformation of education might begin with the effort to learn how events and processes close to home relate to regional, national, and global forces and events, leading to a new understanding of ecological stewardship and community.

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iPads: Year 5

iPads: Year 5

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ipad coding 500This season, we are exploring how technology in the classroom helps us better individualize our program, and how we can use technology to spark creativity and foster collaboration. Episode one takes us on the iPad’s adolescent journey. This relatively new technology is still finding its place in learning. Upcoming episodes will explore mobile inquiry, student-led tech support (like Hillbrook’s iPad Doctors), and a look ahead at what’s next for technology in the classroom. More