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Flipped Classroom Ditches Lecture for Hands-On Curriculum

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on Thu, Jun 14, 2012 @ 03:57 PM

What does student engagement look like?
A teacher located center stage? Tidy rows of silent, wide-eyed pupils? Imagine the exact opposite of this and you’d get professor Andrew Martin’s classroom. Here’s how a recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education describes his evolutionary-biology class at the Universtiy of Colorado:

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Topics: hands-on curriculum, flipped classroom, student engagement

Hands-On Curriculum Embraces Touch-Screens and Software for Autism

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on Thu, Jun 07, 2012 @ 04:38 PM

It is commonly known that children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) respond enthusiastically to technology-infused classrooms. But what often stands between these children and effective computer-based, hands-on curriculum is clunky hardware. Although most of us use these navigational tools with relative ease, a keyboard or a mouse could literally mean the difference between a breakthrough and further isolation.

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Topics: hands-on curriculum, autism, technology in the classroom, educational technology