Tuesday, December 16, 2008

How People Learn

Here are five ways that technology can be used to enhance learning:
  1. bringing exciting curricula based on real-world problems into the classroom
  2. create an active environment by providing scaffolds and tools
  3. giving students and teachers more opportunities for feedback, reflection and revision
  4. building local and global communities that include teachers, administrators, students, parents, and practicing scientists
  5. expanding opportunities for teacher learning

Source: How People Learn by Bransford, Brown, and Cocking

Monday, December 15, 2008

Rethinking Professional Development

Interesting thoughts about professional development from http://pd20.wiki.hoover.k12.al.us

"If we don't change the way we teach teachers, teachers won't change the way they teach."