Thursday, March 5, 2015

Blended Learning - the new technology revolution in math education(?)

I’ve been reading Michael Horn’s new book Blended - Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools and realize that we now have new buzz words for what used to be called "Integrating technology into the classroom" (ITC). Now there is a nomenclature for ITC which include sustaining models such as station rotation, lab rotation, and flipped classroom which adhere to traditional educational goals and disruptive models such as individual rotation, A La Carte and enriched virtual which offer students alternative paths to learning 21st century skills in a more open ended, student driven way.

There's a lot to digest here and I'll have more to say about this in future blogs. For a comprehensive overview of the various models of using technology in the classroom I recommend reading Classifying K-12 Blended Learning by the same authors.

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