What Can Hardware Reveal about Instruction?

Some of the classrooms in America look like they could be launching a rocket any minute. Some look the same as when my great-grandmother taught in a one-room school-house, save the clothing fashions. But we are not talking about those two extremes, but the multitude of classrooms in the middle. The vast majority of American classrooms have some technology hardware, but are not a 1:1 environment.

During an education undergraduate degree you may be graded on your bulletin board design, but are education professors teaching how to arrange, and re-arrange (and re-re-arrange), a classroom for technology use by the students? Are they teaching how to intentionally create spaces of student collaboration and production? Hint: remember those people who stood at one end of the room, who were the only ones to run the projection on the screen up there? SMH.

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