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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.

technology can boost student creativity in the classroom

How new technology can boost student creativity in the classroom

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

Children are creative and their imagination is limitless. But traditional and standardized education has the tendency to hinder creative thinking and imagination in students. To prevent this from happening, educators and the education system have to nurture students’ imagination and creativity through various techniques, that often include new technologies: gamification, video creation, or flipping the classroom, to name just a few.

visual storytelling

Two ways to integrate visual storytelling in K-12 instruction

E-learning, Gamification, K-12, Teachers

Storytelling, with its characters and plot, is what makes people want to know more about what can happen. When learners identify themselves with the main character in a story, the engagement rates are constantly high. How could teachers to integrate visual storytelling in their instruction? They could use gamification techniques, and they could also let students be the storytellers.

Should parents also know how to use e-learning platforms?

E-learning, K-12, LMS, Parents

All parents want their children to receive the best education possible, and for many kids in today’s world, this means being taught through an e-learning platform. Although becoming familiar with any e-learning platform requires a little bit of extra effort from parents, it’s certainly worth it for parents who only have their children’s best interests in mind.

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.

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.

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