When it comes to student learning, merely listening to a teacher talk isn’t enough. Studies show that humans have trouble remembering what they hear, especially after a delay. If you want students to have a better chance at putting new information into their long-term memory banks, classroom collaboration and education technology are a must.

What does this mean for collaborative classroom design? It’s crucial to provide clear, engaging visuals whenever possible — whether they’re still images, animated clips, or videos.

It’s even better to get students up and moving, working to get their hands on those visuals to manipulate and share information with each other to provide multiple avenues for information to be burned into their brains.

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