Types of Learning Environments

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Types of Learning Environments by Mind Map: Types of Learning Environments

1. One Computer Classroom

1.1. Intervention

1.2. Individual Math Facts Practice

1.3. Teacher-led Instruction with Projector

1.4. Allows Exposure to Technology

1.4.1. Video Clips

1.4.2. Modeling Digital Citizenship

1.4.3. Creation of Flipcharts, Presentations for Instruction

1.5. Limited Access to Technology

2. Computer Lab/Stations

2.1. ST Math, Raz-Kids, Typing Agent

2.2. Individually-paced

2.3. Easy to Maintain

2.4. Limited Student Access

3. One-to-One Computers

3.1. Individual Research & Projects

3.2. iReady, Raz-Kids, ST Math, Typing Agent, Curriculum-based Testing & Reteach

3.3. Self-Paced

3.4. Whole Class, Group, Individual Activities

3.5. Insufficient Bandwidth for Large Number of Computers

4. Interactive Whiteboards

4.1. Student Responders: Real-Time Checks for Understanding/Feedback

4.2. Students More Focused on Screen than Traditional Whiteboard/Overhead

4.3. Learning is More Interactive

4.3.1. Video Clips

4.3.2. Teacher/Student Modeling & Opportunities to Critique Classmates' Reasoning

4.3.3. Images

5. Tablet Computing

5.1. Apps

5.2. Self-Paced

5.3. No creation


6.1. Wide Range of Devices

6.1.1. Challenge to Management

6.1.2. Inexpensive

6.1.3. Exposure to Different Technologies

6.2. Self-Paced Learning

6.3. Income Inequality May Exclude Students/Exacerbate Class Divisions

6.4. Limited Application

7. Cloud Computing

7.1. iReady, ST Math, Raz-Kids, Typing Agent

7.2. Individual Access

7.3. Unable to Save Bookmarks

7.3.1. Time-Wasting, Difficult for Some Students

7.4. Unable to Download Updates (Chrome, Java).

7.4.1. Difficult to do Projects, Screencasting, Etc. when Technology Not Updated

7.5. Unable to Save to Google Drive/Hard Drive

7.5.1. Students Cannot Save Work on Projects without Teacher Using Flash Drive or Emailing to Class Gmail Account

7.6. Insufficient Bandwidth/Internet Down

8. Blended Learning/Flipped Classroom

8.1. Self-Paced

8.2. Application of Topics in the Classroom After Learning at Home

8.3. Lack of Access to Internet/Computers at Home

8.4. Requires Self-Discipline

9. Online Learning

9.1. Asynchronous Learning

9.1.1. Will Teach Time-Budgeting Skills

9.1.2. Can Repeat Lessons as Needed English Learners/Strategic Students May Have Multiple Opportunities to Listen or Watch

9.1.3. Procrastinators May Struggle

9.1.4. May Be Difficult to Ask Questions/Get Feedback

10. No Computers (By Design)

10.1. Teacher-Directed

10.2. Whiteboards - Checks for Understanding

10.3. Overhead Projector, Document Camera

10.4. Whole Class, Small Group, Individual Learning is Face to Face