Our kids spend too long sitting in class being taught things they already know or can learn on their own. Teachers spend too much time lecturing to the class and the lowest common denominator, rather than focusing instruction on those that need it. The simplest example is the Kahn Academy - which is entirely self-paced and student led. But there are other more customisable and teacher-led examples, like Promethean's ...more »
Enhance the traditional classroom and textbook experience by using the same psychological tricks FarmVille and World of WarCraft use to engage players.
Real time collaboration, conversation and engagement with other learners in person and in one place provides support for putting ideas into action and creating evidence of learning. Asynchronous online reading, writing and thinking time then provides the flexibility for learners to consider new ideas and make connections of new information to what they already know- flexibly, at their own pace, when they are feeling ...more »