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K-12

The posts in this category address various e-learning related subjects and more, that educators of K-12 students can find useful and informative.

Turning your face-to-face class into an online course

Turning your face-to-face class into an online course

E-learning, Higher Ed, K-12, Teachers

So you’ve decided to make the leap and convert your face-to-face (F2F) class into an online course. A daunting job, even for the most tech-literate and motivated of teachers. Breaking down this project into smaller steps, and following each one with patience and tenacity will yield a great e-learning course, which will stand you — and your students — in good stead for many semesters to come.

gamify your classroom

4 Reasons to gamify your classroom

E-learning, Gamification, K-12, Teachers

From the small addition of a mini game to gamifying your entire classroom, gamification uses your students’ natural desire for competition, achievement and status, makes them collaborate, showcases their talents and spotlights their accomplishments. All this results in a richer, more engaging learning experience. What say you? Will you gamify your classroom?

self-directed learning in the classroom

Supporting self-directed learning in the classroom

Higher Ed, K-12, Teachers

“Self-directed learning” is a major catch-phrase of 21st Century educationalists, and undeniably a critical skill in the labor markets of the future. However, the classroom culture we have created and inherited is not designed around self-direction, and tends more towards compliant consumption. But there are ways to support self-directed learning in the classroom.

Don’t forget about pedagogy when chasing technology

Don’t forget about pedagogy when chasing technology!

E-learning, Higher Ed, K-12, Teachers

The children who go to school today will surely engage with unforeseen technologies in their future. It is schools’ ultimate job to prepare students for the future, so adopting technology in the classroom might not be such a bad idea. Deciding to adopt technology in their schools, choosing the right ed-tech and supporting teachers in using it are the three most important challenges school leaders must overcome.

scenario-based learning

Why educators should consider scenario-based learning

E-learning, K-12, Teachers

The e-learning landscape is a continuum of different instructional designs meant to adapt to individual student needs. This is where scenario-based learning (SBL) comes in, when learners are immersed in real-life and situational scenarios which lets them gather skills and information which in essence is learning by doing.

future of K-12

The future of K-12: Will we still need a physical classroom?

E-learning, K-12

Online education remains a key response to the shortcomings of K-12 education. There can be no doubt that the sheer volume of solutions and opportunities offered by online educational tools cannot be ignored by a society seeking to graduate better skilled, better adapted, creative, critical thinkers. The future of education is most assuredly online. But what of the classroom? Should we still keep it?

ensuring online safety in schools

Ensuring online safety in schools is everyone’s business

E-learning, K-12

As education becomes more and more digital, with increasing number of devices accessing networks, educational institutions face a new wave of threats, like cyber-attacks, cyberbullying, sexting, online radicalization, and even human error breaches. Therefore, all stakeholders of the educational system need take measures in order to ensure all students can develop in a safe learning environment.

vr apps for the modern classroom

5 VR apps for the modern classroom

E-learning, K-12, Teachers

VR technology helps teachers create incredible learning experiences for their students — experiences that will stick to their brain faster and for a longer time than traditional and otherwise boring lectures. Teachers that embrace VR and use it in their classrooms can take their students on amazing journeys on various parts of the globe, at different times, on the Moon, on the bottom of an ocean and even inside the human body.

The role of rubrics in performance-based education

The role of rubrics in performance-based education

E-learning, Higher Ed, K-12, Teachers

Student assessment should be based not only on their knowledge (which could be acquired through rote learning and bound to be forgotten), but also on the skills students learn and how they apply what they know in the context of practical tasks. The role of rubrics in performance-based education is to help teachers create assessment that is both student-centered and standards driven.

learning shapes a student’s brain

How learning shapes a student’s brain. Literally

E-learning, K-12

When they go to school each child brings along their most important asset for a successful learning process: their brain. During the learning process new brain synapses are being created, others are getting stronger, yet others are getting weaker and disappear. In fact, the entire body reacts to the direct result of learning and understanding something for the first time.

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