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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.

5 Ways to use digital storytelling in class

5 Ways to use digital storytelling in class

K-12

Teachers have been encouraging children to tell their own stories, for generations. Adding and formalizing digital storytelling techniques will not just allow students to utilize varied technologies (thereby learning about them) but also to use narrative tools and forms of expression that are becoming ever-more natural and obvious to children that are digital natives.

Flipping the elementary school classroom

Flipping the elementary school classroom? YES!

K-12

Elementary school classrooms do not naturally lend themselves to a flipped or blended environment for a number of reasons. However, it is similarly illogical to ignore the vast and varied online resources, many of them free to use, that are designed specifically for the elementary school classroom.

How to redesign your classroom on a budget

How to redesign your classroom on a budget

K-12

The best learning environment should be all about flexibility and diversity. Entire schools are already being redesigned this way to ensure the best functionality for teaching, learning, collaboration and creativity. But this requires plenty of resources – and clearly, not all schools have the means or the possibilities to redesign all their classrooms, instantly. However, budget-friendly solutions exist.

myths about online education

The two big letters that shape up K-12 education: AI

K-12

The big promise AI brings into the realm of K-12 education is that of personalized learning. Artificially intelligent technology is still developing, but it definitely opens the door to tremendous possibilities. Lifelong learning companions could become real thanks to it.

Professional Development for teachers

Professional development for teachers is key to ed-tech success

Higher Ed, K-12

With all the intricate aspects of running a school or university, combined with limited or strict budgets, professional development for teachers has often been put on the back burner. But if schools want to implement education technology in the classroom successfully, they need to understand that supporting teachers during this process is vital. PD for teachers has to be high up on the priorities list of school leadership everywhere.

Will your students be workplace ready

Will your students be workplace ready?

E-learning, K-12, Teachers

It is easy to forget, amid the near mania associated with college admissions and acceptance, that many students do not have the aptitude or indeed funding to attend college, and will need to work directly after 12th grade. It is rewarding to know that when focusing on developing workplace skills like teamwork and problem solving we are not only creating employees, but ultimately well-rounded adults.

the role of the teacher

What is the role of teachers in modern learning organizations?

K-12, Teachers

Students may be the focus of education and schools may be the providers of education, but the role of the teacher in modern learning organizations needs not to be overlooked. Teachers have to think differently, be strategic, promote innovation, know the system, accept failure, promote a learning culture, and above all, put the student and their learning needs at the heart of their teaching mission.

TPACK framework

Why educators can no longer ignore the TPACK framework

Higher Ed, K-12, Teachers

TPACK stands for Technological Pedagogical And Content Knowledge. The core idea behind it is that a great teacher must perfectly know (Knowledge) the subject being taught (Content), how to deliver it so that a student learns it (Pedagogy) and also how to choose and use the right technology in doing so (Technology). One thing is for sure though: educators can no longer ignore the T part of the TPACK framework.

f2f to online part 3

How to turn your face-to-face class into an online course [Part 3]

E-learning, K-12, Teachers

In this final post of the mini series we’ll explore the technologies available to help turn your face-to-face (F2F) class into an online course. Once you start discovering the many features of a learning management system you will hopefully also find the process of converting your real-world course material into an online course easier.

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

How to turn your face-to-face class into an online course [Part 1]

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.

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