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Rethinking the Classroom for Connected Learning

ClassroomI’ve always envied K–12 teachers who have a regular classroom where all their classes meet. It’s not just that they have a place to keep their belongings. What I really covet is the ability that control of the learning space gives a teacher to set the mood for the course before she ever says a word. 

Instead, the college classrooms I’ve used are typically bare bones and impersonal spaces. Rows of uniform desks stretch to the back of the room, with a teacher’s desk authoritatively at front and center. Often times the desks cannot be moved. If they are rearranged for group work or into a large circle, they have to be restored to the official arrangement for the next class of students. The usual college classroom is screaming out for a “sage on stage.” It’s not designed for student-driven, collaborative activities.

How can a college teacher rethink that standard classroom to make it more like the high school classroom? How can we make the space better suited to Connected Learning?

I think about the answers in my full post on the Bedford Bits blog.

@newsfromtengrrl for 2012-04-11

  • O Starry Night: On Constance Hale's columns in the NYTimes – Lingua Franca – The Chronicle of Higher Education http://t.co/cVPQ13EE #
  • Reed Whittemore, Former Poet Laureate, Dies at 92 – NYTimes http://t.co/5vBI8mb9 #
  • Celebrating National Poetry Month with Technology | Edutopia http://t.co/KKkKpcX3 #
  • New Online Journal Addresses Teaching – ProfHacker – The Chronicle of Higher Education http://t.co/WGXFqGq3 #
  • Steve Bernhardt asks students to choose a term or concept & map it over its history in A Timeline Assignment: http://t.co/fOKIdx7w #
  • Rethinking the Classroom for Connected Learning | Bedford Bits http://t.co/VLrzd1Y0 –I ask about how to improve the classroom as a space #
  • The Process « UofL Writing Center http://t.co/raMUQTsW #

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@newsfromtengrrl for 2012-04-11

  • O Starry Night: On Constance Hale's columns in the NYTimes – Lingua Franca – The Chronicle of Higher Education http://t.co/cVPQ13EE #
  • Reed Whittemore, Former Poet Laureate, Dies at 92 – NYTimes http://t.co/5vBI8mb9 #
  • Celebrating National Poetry Month with Technology | Edutopia http://t.co/KKkKpcX3 #
  • New Online Journal Addresses Teaching – ProfHacker – The Chronicle of Higher Education http://t.co/WGXFqGq3 #
  • Steve Bernhardt asks students to choose a term or concept & map it over its history in A Timeline Assignment: http://t.co/fOKIdx7w #
  • Rethinking the Classroom for Connected Learning | Bedford Bits http://t.co/VLrzd1Y0 –I ask about how to improve the classroom as a space #
  • The Process « UofL Writing Center http://t.co/raMUQTsW #

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