A parent’s perspective on the best learning apps for children

A parent’s perspective on the best learning apps for children

K-12, Parents

There are many different apps that all claim to help children with their learning. From reading to math games, apps are taking over the educational landscape. So much so, that some schools are integrating tablets and apps into their curriculum. Here are a few of the best educational apps for kids, from a parent’s perspective.

WSQ forms

Using WSQ forms to improve the impact of Flipped Classroom tasks

E-learning, K-12, Teachers

WSQ stands for Watch, Summarize, Question. WSQ forms can provide a wealth of information about a student’s progress and help target setting. The fact you almost always have this information before class allows you to intervene at the point of difficulty rather than react and recode learning after a summative assessment.

cookie-cutter education

Why we should leave behind the cookie-cutter education

E-learning, K-12

Schools are like mass producers of perfectly shaped cookies, instead of being loving mothers who bake the most delicious cookies ever. If students are encouraged to learn through bringing up their individuality and curiosity instead of threatening them with standardized tests and bad grades, schools create delicious cookies. And we would live a in a better educated world.

Flipping the classroom with screencasting

Flipping the classroom with screencasting

E-learning, Teachers

Do you like to repeat yourself? I must admit that I don’t enjoy saying the same thing over and over again. For teachers like you and me, there’s one magic solution that reaches the goals of the flipped classroom and blended learning. I’m talking about screencasting.

flipped classroom

Engaging students with the flipped classroom

E-learning, K-12, Teachers

The short period of time spent in class could be used for so much more than taking notes and listening to a teacher’s monologue. The classroom should be a space of collaboration and interactivity where students can clarify the aspects of the lesson they don’t understand by discussing them with their peers and teachers. This is what the “flipped classroom” means.

beautiful online courses: layout

How to create beautiful online courses: layout

E-learning, Students, Teachers

Beauty lies in the smallest of details. A great course design will support your message in many subtle ways. After clarifying a few things regarding colors and fonts, this post offers a few tips on how the layout of a lesson/page should look like, for maximum engagement on the part of your students.

beautiful online courses: fonts

How to create beautiful online courses: fonts

E-learning, Teachers

Fonts are like flowers at a wedding. If there aren’t any, everybody notices; if they’re there, nobody will remember them the next day. A bad pair of fonts can steal the show in your course. Students will find it harder to focus on your message when you use an ugly font. Or more. But if you use the exact same font all over, they’ll get bored. Find out how to identify and pair fonts to get a beautiful online course.