The Struggles and Realities of Student-Driven Learning and BYOD

The promise of technology in the classroom has long been equal access to resources on the internet, but a digital divide still exists largely because of the

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WHY This article takes an interesting look at student-driven learning and why it doesn’t work in every situation. Teacher Angela Crawford found in her situation, teaching in a low-income school, direct instruction is sometimes more effective. “What works best for each student is really the heart of student-centered learning,” Crawford said. “Sometimes what the student needs best is direct instruction. They need that authoritative, in-control figure who is directing their learning and will get them where they need to go.”


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