Join Renaldo Lawrence for an in-depth discussion in this video On the future of the classroom, part of Creative Insights: Renaldo Lawrence on Elearning.
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- In terms of classrooms and the way that they are now,…I think we are headed in the right direction.…At Chiswick School what we have is,…we have interactive white-boards in every single room.…We have Apple TV in every single room,…because every single teacher has an iPad.…So any teacher can go from any room,…and whatever's on that device, they can…put on the interactive white-boards,…and I think that's fantastic.…I also think that what's happening now is…there a lot of group work going on within classrooms…because of the iPads, because we have all years seven…and eight with iPads now, and next year will be year nine,…so all of Key Stage 3, or elementary school will have iPads.…
But, I think what needs to happen is that,…we still have these rows, and I think…we need to get away from that, and I think…there are a lot of schools trying to do that.…And I think we need to have little…communities in the classroom,…where I don't need to try to,…"If I know this, why do I need to go…"back over it if I know it?"…So we need to have communities where you pick…
This interview with Renaldo Lawrence is an inspiration to educators looking to increase student achievement and create authentic-learning opportunities for their students. Renaldo is a leader on integrating technology in the classroom, but started out as a computer-illiterate educator. His story of learning the technology for the sake of the students is both inspiring, and instructional for educators that want to follow his example.