Dynamic Learning v. Static Learning (DO THIS, NOT THAT)
Create More Dynamic Learning Experiences
Do This, Not That! Here’s a handy infographic to help you see ways to create more dynamic learning experiences!
Are the learning experiences in your classroom static or dynamic? Static, one-and-done activities prevent us from taking full advantage of the changes in learning–the digital tools at our disposal, access the global connections where the learning to take on a life of its own and becomes more dynamic. Are you making the most of the technology in your classroom?
I introduced the idea of Dynamic Learning in a previous post, Move from a Static Classroom to a Dynamic Classroom. These are ideas I am still developing and are in constant revision. I also shared a framework for Dynamic Learning in this post, How to Push the Boundaries of School with Dynamic Learning. I promise you that I am not trying to invent something new here, the new ideas and tools are there. We have to do NEW THINGS with the NEW TOOLS! I just want to help teachers take learning to another level, where learning is no longer a static activity, but DYNAMIC!
Dynamic Learning v. Static Learning
Below are my working definitions for Static Learning (the old way) and Dynamic Learning (the new way).
Dynamic learning is learning characterized by constant change, activity, and progress. This is where learning lives, grows, connects, and extends beyond the boundaries of the class day, beyond the physical location, beyond using tools as digital substitutes, and even beyond due dates; supporting critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity skills.
Static learning is learning that is lacking in movement, action, or change, especially in a way that is not engaging–where learning happens in short bursts and is often demonstrated in one-and-done activities, short-term assignments, or worksheets (even digital worksheets), that are confined within the traditional bounds of the school system, school day, and the school walls.
To help better illustrate Static Learning v. Dynamic Learning, I have put together the DO THIS, NOT THAT list of learning experiences into the infographic above. Please note that the Static activities are merely examples of activities I see in classrooms all the time. The Dynamic activities all illustrate one or more of the BEYOND scenarios mentioned in the Dynamic Learning Framework, that help us reach beyond the traditional bounds of the classroom.
- Beyond the Bell
- Beyond the Grade Level & Subject Area
- Beyond the Walls
- Beyond the Tool
- Beyond the Due Date
Dynamic Learning is a way to put it all together. There are hundreds of new things to do in the classroom: Genius Hour, Maker Education, Project-Based Learning, Problem-Based Learning, Challenge-Based Learning, Robotics, Coding, Gamification, STEM, STEAM, lions and tigers, and bears, oh my! There are hundreds of ways to create a culture of innovation, to help students tap into creativity, to help students learn how to do things differently, and to break the bounds of the traditional classroom.
Be sure to check out my other Dynamic Learning posts:
How are you creating Dynamic Learning? (Leave a comment below)
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