Monday, July 11, 2011

What Does Innovation In The Classroom Look Like?

-the introduction of something new
-introduction of new things or methods.
-Although the term is broadly used, innovation generally refers to the creation of better or more effective products, technologies, or ideas. Innovation is distinguished from renovation in that innovation generally signifies a substantial change or difference versus more incremental changes.

The term "innovation" gets tossed around a great deal in education. Bill Gates, the President, and others have called for more "innovation" in the classroom. But, many times, the examples of what innovation is either not innovative or vague at the least.

So what I want to hear is what is innovation in the classroom. What do educators think innovation looks like, sound like, feel like. What is innovation in teaching? When we say more innovation is needed, what do we mean?

I have a simple form below. Fill it out and then at the end of the week I will compile all the results into one post so we can see if we can figure out what innovation is and where to go from here.

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