5th SCHOOL FORUM BERLIN
Digital support for the classroom
The ‘flipped classroom’ is quite different from traditional classrooms. It is a form of blended learning which encompasses the use of technology. In the flipped classroom, the students first study the topic by themselves at home, typically using video lessons created by the teacher. In the classroom, the pupils then try to apply the knowledge by solving problems, doing practical work or initiating discussions. So far this form of teaching has been successfully implemented in science subjects such as chemistry and maths.
As a German pioneer of the ‘flipped classroom’, Prof. Christian Spannagel (PH Heidelberg) will share his experiences at this year's School Forum.
Within the framework of the Future Classroom Lab, the European Schoolnet is working with industrial partners to develop new scenarios to promote the use of modern technology in teaching and learning throughout Europe. Tablet-based 1:1 learning scenarios currently play an important role.
With its interactive projectors, NEC Display Solutions offers displays and the software DisplayNote, a cross-platform and scalable solution, which will be tested in nine European countries over the next two years, and opens a wide range of options for developing new learning scenarios. Ulf Greiner, Product Line Manager for Business Projectors NEC Display Solutions Europe and Benjamin Hertz from European Schoolnet will present projects and solutions.
Peter Kosak, Principle at the Maria-Ward High School, will report on his experiences with mobile learning from an iPad class, set up within the framework of the Bavarian project, ‘Reference schools for media education’.
This project was so enjoyable that, within this school year, all of the high school students will be working with iPads.
But modern learning scenarios can take advantage of a variety of tools:
In his pragmatic workshop-style session, Jürgen Schlieszeit will present the interactive tools available for teachers and schools to use during lessons, via and alongside whiteboards, tablets and smartphones.
Claudia Didjurgeit will present the school project we.learn.it, also known as the ‘classroom of the future’. In the form of a panel, she will discuss the range of their potential use with three experienced project experts and the school forum participants.