Mal Lee and Lorrae Ward
The shift to BYOT is one of the seemingly natural consequences flowing flowing from the whole school normalised use of the digital in its teaching.
Another is the shift to a more collaborative mode of teaching, that has as it focus the learner, and the desire to involve all the teachers of the young from birth onwards in the teaching of the young.
It is our contention that where the current insular model of teaching where a solitary teacher works with a group of students within the school walls, often behind a closed classroom door is representative of paper-based schooling so collaborative teaching will be the teaching mode of the networked world.
Mal and Lorrae are finalising a new publication on that development, that draws on the experiences of schools in the UK, US, NZ and Australia making that move.
In the meantime, in the Articles section you’ll find two articles that begin to explore the move. There is one by Mal and Lorrae on ‘Collaboration in Teaching’ and another by Lorrae on ‘Creating a richer educational environment: Digital bridges and virtual islands’.