Technology can be a useful tool in the TAB classroom. Generally, there are two strategies to implementing technology through blended and/or flipped learning.
Flipped learning occurs when the learning happens outside of the classroom. Students may watch videos, read material, or listen to a podcast to receive background information and knowledge before entering the classroom. This allows for more class working time. Students can spend more time creating, making, or engaging in an activity related to the learning.
Blended learning happens in the classroom. It can take learning from passive to active. The teacher will set up an interactive environment for students to be in charge of their learning. The environment should contain one element of technology to be considered blended learning.
So, how do these models work in a TAB environment?
The use of technology should not impede the students’ voice, style, and purpose for art making. The students' ideas should still be honored and recognized. Technology is meant to help guide their process.
Here are some tips and ideas: