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21st century learning, part 2
By Sandy Woodcock, Foundation director
While at the National Middle School Association conference, I got an opportunity to spend a little time in the event's working 21st Century Classroom. It was built within the exhibit hall, staffed by teachers and used by students from Denver-area school districts.
The classroom allowed students and teachers to be engaged in authentic learning during the three-day conference using the latest in technology. In the model classroom, middle-schoolers worked on a variety of tasks, moving smoothly from their laptops to touch-screen boards accessing and collecting information from the literally limitless global sources.
If you'd like to read about what the kids thought of the experience, click here to access the daily issue of "The Conference Insider."
Nov 20 2008, 10:54 AM
About Marina Hendricks
Marina Hendricks is manager of the NAA Foundation. She manages Newspaper In Education, youth content and scholastic journalism programs, oversees the development of print and online products, and coordinates the NAA Foundation Web site, www.naafoundation.org. Before joining the Foundation, Marina was a features writer and the teen editor at The Charleston Gazette in West Virginia. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Marshall University.