Middle Schools: Strike up the Bandwidth
T.H.E. Journal Volume 35, Number 7, ISSN 0192-592X
Engagement is crucial for 21st-century students, and nowhere more so than at the middle school level. Middle school is a time of transitions for students--from a single, self-contained classroom with one teacher who knows every student well, to six or even eight classrooms in which teachers see more than 100 students every day; from a pedagogy that is small, group-oriented, and involves students in active learning, to a stand-and deliver method that requires students to sit and listen. If students are not engaged, they get bored and drop out. In this article, the author describes how several teachers are keeping their students engaged through the use of technology. He also discusses how the increased use of technology are creating bandwidth issues in schools.
Fletcher, G.H. (2008). Middle Schools: Strike up the Bandwidth. T.H.E. Journal, 35(7), 18-19.