How a new trend in education rethinks the role of computers in the classroom and lets each student learn at a different pace
For months, Stanton Elementary School teachers and administrators searched books, webinars, conferences, news articles and anything else they could get find for ideas about how to get students more engaged in the classroom. They kept running across the same mysterious two words: blended learning. “We didn’t really know what it was,” says Principal Caroline John, “besides computers.”
Fast forward a year, and the same 400-student public school here in Southeast Washington, D.C., with its green-tiled halls and pastel stucco classrooms, is defining the phrase on its own terms. And at least in this case, it’s not that complicated.
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