The station rotation—or centers—model is a popular choice for districts with a limited number of devices.
A station rotation model enables teachers to deliver a targeted mini-lesson with a small group of students while the rest of the class rotates through a variety of planned centers. Only one of the centers needs to be equipped with devices, reducing the cost of blended learning to a minimum. Classrooms may only need five or six devices as students can take turns using the devices for 20-40 minutes per day.
When not engaged in the teacher mini-lesson or tablet center, students have the opportunity to rotate through a variety of teacher-created activities. The station rotation model helps older students direct their own learning and provides younger students with the opportunity to cut, paste, draw, and complete other activities that will develop their fine motor skills.