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What Does Meaningful Learning Look Like?

Created by Bill Ferriter

Last night, a classroom full of well-educated teachers were discussing their best hopes and worst fears for embarking on a 1:1 learning adventure with their students. As you would expect, many interesting comments and questions were shared among the group. The concern that I shared was that we as educators often get caught up expending a lot of energy, emotion, and time over things that ultimately contribute little or nothing to student learning. Why is meaningful learning important? How can technology best support meaningful learning experiences? What does meaningful learning look like?

I had planned to write a few well-developed paragraphs on this topic, when George Couros appeared in my Reader for the second time today. What's this he's sharing? A graphic by Bill Ferriter (@plugusin) that illustrates what I had intended to explain. This image is so concisely appropriate for this discussion, I think that I will just let it speak for itself. Enjoy.

Related Readings

"Gadgets and Tools" - Tony Baldasaro

"Breaking the Mold" - Mindshift


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