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6 hallmarks of the ‘connected classroom’

6 hallmarks of the 'connected classroom'

How does the idea of the connected classroom impact teaching and learning?

connected-classroomEvery educator wants to teach in a connected classroom, and every student wants to learn in one. But what is the “connected classroom,” and what are some of its most important features?

Ideally, the connected classroom expands on the ever-popular concept of 21st century skills and puts many “must-have” ideas into practice.

Connected classrooms have many moving parts, and each must work in sync to give students the best and most effective learning experiences possible.

(Next page: Six characteristics of a connected classroom)

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  1. field026

    March 19, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    In our fast-paced cyber forums it is easy to forget that learning is a shared experience, therefore, technology users of all ages must be connected by an underlying sense of culturally competent digital citizenship, which is exhibited by respectful human interaction, compliance with legal regulations, and appropriate use/exchange of information.

  2. jeangustafson

    March 19, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    You leave out the most important resource! The Teacher-Librarian! Technology first came into the schools via the library; the teachers and students need support and assistance throughout the day and they get that from a strong 21st century library program and the Teacher-Librarian.

    • Laura Devaney

      March 19, 2014 at 7:20 pm

      You’re absolutely right! There are many, many more characteristics of a connected classroom. And teacher-librarians are essential.