Friday, 5 July 2013

Digital Learning Platform- The Future of Learning

This came from what was initially a cover lesson where I essentially asked students to design a school or classroom for the future.

Every student did that except one.

What he designed was a digital learning space that would exist within a classroom. The like of which I have yet to see. It goes so far beyond anything that my school has ever bought in. Kerboodle, Fronter. please?!

They just don't compete with the imagination, thought processes,design sense and understanding of what is really fit for purpose of this 14 year old.

I really liked it. I wanted to present this idea to other teachers, so I asked if he'd mind if I made a digital mock up of his paper designs and share his ideas. He said 'no problem', 'go ahead'.

So, I made this

I put it in a Powerpoint along with the responses to the questions I had asked about what schools, teaching and learning of the future would look like. Next time he was in my classroom I showed him what I'd done. He looked and smiled politely. 'Do you mind if I take my design home and do another version?'. I was excited, I wanted to see what else he could come up with.

It was this...

Which kind of blows mine out of the water. He's just been studying hard for SATs, but wants to design more based on these ideas.

I can't wait to see them!

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