In a blended model, teachers actually have the time and opportunity to work one-on-one with students and achieve real differentiated instruction” – John Watson in Blended Learning: The Convergence in Online and Face-to-Face Education
Our kids have resources beyond what was even imaginable only a few decades ago. At their fingertips lies information and knowledge that previous generations could not access.
Do they realize this? An important question. Sure they know how to use the technology, and might even show you how every once and awhile. It is innate really. So why aren’t we using it to its full potential? Well, we are learning with them to be honest.
Technology has changed the way we communicate, do business, travel and shop. It needs to change the way we learn. That iPod is more than a music player, a movie screen, a game and a camera. It is all that plus encyclopedias, a calculator, museums, lectures, tutorials, access to courses at Harvard and M.I.T. It is the New York Public Library and the world’s largest repository of knowledge we have ever known – all in the palm of your child’s hand.
When we use these mobile devices in schools, we allow our kids to learn the power of knowledge and that their ideas can be shared, discussed, created and become part of the global community.
Components of a 21st Century Classroom – An infographic by the team at Open Colleges
Take a look at the Parent Handout for more detailed information on the philosophy and structure of blended learning at RSS.