Where are you teaching?

August 23, 2013 § Leave a comment

Submit the URL to your Google Site ePortfolio:

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Review: Who are you teaching?

  • Do you see yourself as a digital native or a digital immigrant? Why?
  • How does the idea of a digital generation impact your potential to meet the needs of your future students?

Where are you teaching?  – Creating a Learning Environment

This small project is to get you start thinking about where you will be teaching,

What should the physical environment of your future classroom look like?  What will you be doing in the room? Who will be there? What do you need in the room? Or is there a room? Will you be outdoors?

Read this article: 21 Things That Will Become Obsolete in Education by 2020

How did reading this article change your thoughts about your learning environment?

Now, you will create a layout of your classroom (or wherever it may be) using a (sort of) free tool called Floorplanner but you are welcome to use other tools.

The best thing to do is to create an account in Floorplanner (so you can return to your floor plan if you don’t finish it in class) and then go through the 12-step tutorial so you’ll know exactly what you can do with the tool. Because you are using the free version you will only be able to create one floor plan.

You can see an example of a classroom layout here.

Once you have the classroom layout done, you’ll need to get a graphic of your classroom up onto a new page in your portfolio called, “Learning Environment.”

FOR MONDAY:

1. Spend some time exploring images of classrooms. Ask a few friends about their favorite classrooms. What made them special? Arrangement of the desks, a reading loft, a couch? How does this new information change the layout of your classroom?

2. Read about the Georgia Department of Education’s Center for Classroom Innovation – how does this information change the layout of your classroom?

3. Classroom layouts will be due on Wednesday, August 28 at the beginning of class.

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