Frances Judd outlines new technology trends in the classroom

Mrs. Judd?s Games founder Frances Judd explained how new technology trends are changing classrooms.
Early childhood educator, former Frances Parker teacher and Mrs. Judd's Games founder Frances Judd explained how new technology trends are changing classrooms.

BACK TO SCHOOL TECH TREND: STEM/STEAM/STREAM
Right now there are three hot tech-related trends in education that involve technology. Each is attempting to use infuse investigation, problem-solving, and trial-and-error back into the school-day.
    STEM (Science, Technology Engineering & Mathematics)

    STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics)

    STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading/Writing, Engineering, Mathematics)


BACK TO SCHOOL TECH TREND: FLIPPED CLASSROOM
This is a term that parents of older students may hear about. It involves a rethink of the best use of classroom teaching-time vs homework-time. With the advent of "Khan Academy" and other sources effective online teaching videos/apps, students in flipped classrooms may now spend homework time learning the "nugget" of new material outside of class, then they can enter class ready to discuss/compare/extend/expand this learning within a social context of teachers and peers. It's akin to the very effective strategy used in most college classrooms and seminars.

BACK TO SCHOOL: MAKER MOVEMENT, TINKER-LABS & ROBOTICS
These three terms represent activities that parents may actually see happening in school spaces and school schedules. They involve such things as: "hands-on" learning, designing items with function in mind, and tinkering/building digital products and real-world products that can be tested, altered and perfected by students. As with sports, school robotics teams are a greatly valued for important forms of collaboration, goal-directed efforts, and coaching/mentoring roles from adults.


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