There is a lot of talk about the ‘modern classroom’, with technology in education cited as key to 21st-century learning. However, while today’s classroom is unrecognisable from 20 years ago, all too often it is simply the means of teaching that has changed (e.g. chalkboard to interactive whiteboard). Instead, to be truly modern we need to consider the reasons education must evolve, and what this change should look like, as well as the tools that will enable this transformation. For example: What...

When it comes to students working together, the terms collaborative learning and cooperative learning are often used interchangeably. But, while the purpose of these pedagogical methods is the same – to provide students with opportunities to engage with each other in thoughtful learning – there are some fundamental differences. So, it is important that teachers understand these if they are to be used effectively in the classroom. The similarities between cooperative and collaborative learning Here are just some of the similarities that...

Collaborative learning is necessary to cultivate the 21st-century skills required by employers. However, student collaboration requires a sophisticated approach. Supporting you as you strive to develop meaningful collaboration in the classroom – without having to invest in costly or complicated new hardware – ClassFlow is the one-stop-shop for all your educational technology needs....