By Brianna Henneke Hodges
We’ve all seen this view of our students: just the top of the head, the eyes intent on the screen.
Many believe that our technology-focused society has greatly diminished the opportunity for conversation. Moreover, the push to incorporate the 4 Cs of 21st-century learning into an increasingly device-rich classroom brings about a unique set of challenges as teachers strive to merge content with creation.
Teaching is no longer one-directional
by Mike Ribble
For years in education, the process of teaching has been largely one-directional. The idea was to have students sit and absorb as much information from the instructor as possible, and then share that information back for the test. Many technologies have been the same way. We sit and listen to the radio, read the paper, and watch TV. In the past decade, our technology has been changing us and those around us to become participants, to have some say in what we see, read, and hear. Educators realize the power of this possibility in schools.
The traditional classroom is obsolete
by Dr. Luvelle Brown
Contemporary learners deserve learning spaces that meet their individual and collective needs. To meet this challenge, educational leaders must provide physical and cultural environments that are empowering and engaging
One of the exciting things about providing classroom audio solutions that make a difference in the lives of students and teachers is the understanding that no two classrooms, and no two sets of user’s needs, are exactly the same.
When things are done right, we at Lightspeed Technologies know after some 20 years in the business, that a real, positive difference truly is made in people’s lives and results in better learning
The other day, I made the mistake, or perhaps had the good fortune, of telling someone I met that I help my company design products for educators by collaborating with teachers and students in classrooms.
This guy fired back, “How could you possibly develop complex devices by working with educators and kids who know nothing about designing technology products?”