Learning Environments

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Learning Environments by Mind Map: Learning Environments

1. B.Y.O.D.

1.1. Works only when all students have a device

1.2. School doesn't have to supply/maintain devices

1.3. Hard for teacher to troubleshoot problems with so many different kinds of devices

1.4. Students know their devices, so teacher can spend less time training students

1.5. Opens up a lot of possibilities for assessment/reviews

1.6. Nothing for school to store

1.7. Can be problematic if student forgets device

1.8. Devices can be expensive, may lead to theft

2. Computer Lab

2.1. Have to take the students somewhere/takes extra time.

2.2. Students can all be collaborating at one time

2.3. No/little flexibility on time of use

2.4. There is computer time/access

3. One Computer

3.1. Can be used for intervention

3.2. Only a few students working at one time

3.3. Not all students will get equal access

3.4. Can be used for a station

4. No Computers

4.1. Don't have to worry about computers crashing or not connecting to the internet

4.2. Allows for face to face collaboration

4.3. Harder to differentiate instruction

5. Blended Learning/Flipped Classrooms

5.1. Students can have the best of both worlds

5.2. Students may not be motivated to watch video independently

5.3. Students learn to learn independently/ask questions

5.4. Takes a lot of time for the teacher to create/search for videos

6. Tablets

6.1. LIghtweight

6.2. Not all programs will run

6.3. Students can read e-books easily

6.4. Apps are right there/easy to access

6.5. Easy to use

7. One to One Computers

7.1. All Students have equal access

7.2. Can be very expensive

7.3. With so many students using at one time, can make network very slow.

7.4. Easy for teacher to assign computer based work.

8. Cloud

8.1. Easy to collaborate-students and teacher

8.2. Always need internet access

8.3. Can be accessed from any device

8.4. Takes time to train students

9. Computer Stations

9.1. Can have learning stations

9.2. Students have access to technology

9.3. Students can collaborate/participate in online learning

9.4. Have to plan a schedule/students have to follow schedule

9.5. If student is in the middle of something, student can't just continue

10. Interactive Whiteboards

10.1. Screen is a nice flat screen

10.2. If have access, can use clickers for review/assessment

10.3. Lots of flip charts made teachers can use for lessons

10.4. Teacher needs to be trained on how to use board

10.5. Pens break

10.6. Students can interact with board as well as the teacher