What the iPhone can teach us about teaching (from Mindsteps)

by Bruce Kasanoff on November 11, 2009

(excerpts) What if we taught like an iphone? Apple doesn’t try to anticipate my needs. Instead, it built a phone that is flexible enough that I can make it fit my needs. In the days of DVR’s that allow you to watch TV when and how you want, and Pandora radio that lets you create your own radio station customized to your tastes and preferences, it is hard for many students to sit and get lessons that are pitched to the nebulous middle… Maybe instead of differentiation, we should focus on building lessons that are flexible enough that each student can find a way to access the curriculum. Maybe instead of trying to adapt our lessons to meet each student’s need, we should create lessons that students can customize themselves. (Read entire article…)

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