Using Technology forTeaching and Learningin the 21 st CenturyClassroomLaToya M. DavisEDU 576-ASU Spring 2013
Elements of a 21st Century Classroom• People often talk about the classroom of the future as something that would be nice to have yet is unattainable today. While we can never discount the affordability issue, the elements to create an engaging, technology-enabled environment that is appealing to 21st-century learners are available today.• -Nancy Knowlton
21st Century Classrooms• Children have the opportunity to take much more responsibility for their own learning as teachers move from being the sage on the stage to the guide on the side.
Lets consider the elements of a 21st-centuryclassroom.• Instead of the concept of "the classroom of the future," we Interactive Projector Whiteboard need to talk in terms of "the 21st-century classroom," which is real today. It can make a remarkable difference in how Teacher Student Computer Devices teachers teach and learners learn. Interactive Modular Response Structure System
Using Technology forTeaching and Learningin the 21st CenturyClassroom
In these21st centuryclassrooms , informationand communicationtechnology(ICT)becomesintegral to the teachingand learning experience.
Does technology enhance educationalexperiences?YES!!! YES!!!!• There are tangible and positive • It helps to define the very nature effects on teaching and learning of the experience, which could when technology is infused. not happen without technolgy.
What does a 21st Century learner look like?A 21st Century learner appears to be someone who isengaged in educational gaming and multi-user virtualenvironments (MUVEs), collaborating through socialmedia (blogs, wikis), listening to Podcast lectures oniPODs and Smartphones, watching YouTube videos,connected to and communicating with the globalvillage through wireless laptops and PDAs. Alwaysplugged in, always on, 21st Century learners aremass-consumers of information on demand at thespeed of thought. –David Ligon
What does a 21st century teacher look like?I think there are three types of 21st Century teachers. There are the early adopters who have fullyembraced the use of technology in the classroom (blogs, wikis, podcasts, Smartboards, onlineassessment tools, cloud resources). These tech savvy educators truly define what we would normallythink of as 21st Century teachers. Then there are the teachers who struggle with the technology, butwant to learn and incorporate modern tools into their instructional practice. Although they are not on thecutting edge, they nonetheless want to relate to the high-tech world their students live in and teach in away that addresses the needs of those digital learners. Finally, there are the anachronistic rejectionists--essentially technophobes who want nothing to do with technology in instruction and who are quicklybecoming obsolete, soon to be left behind in the dust of the modern age. For that contingent, their daysare numbered, and will likely die out altogether in the mid-21st Century. –David Ligon