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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.

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.

Pokemon Go be part of the classroom

Can Pokemon Go be part of the classroom?

K-12, Students, Teachers

Pokemon Go is an AR game that made millions of people to go outside and interact while playing the game. The number of active players and the engagement rates are astounding. What if teachers use it in their instruction? Can Pokemon Go be part of the classroom?

learning portal

Is a learning portal different from an LMS?

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

A learning management system is a software that educational institutions buy in order to manage diverse aspects of online education. A learning portal is just another face of the same LMS; it is the customized end result that students use in their learning. There may be a fine line between a leaning management system and a learning portal, but it exists nonetheless.

LMS ROI

Proving LMS ROI: Is an LMS a worthy investment?

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

An LMS can help educational institutions achieve their academic plans, cut costs, and even improve profit. But when it comes to proving that including an LMS in the educational strategy — or adopting a new one — is a worthy investment, things tend to get down a slippery slope. Why is it so hard to prove the ROI of an LMS? Read on to find out.

Measuring success of online education

Measuring success of online education

E-learning, Higher Ed, K-12

Successful online education means offering personalized learning experiences to students, which will impact schools’ metrics, which will adapt and impact the employment world metrics. Of course, all stakeholders must work together, and take into account each other’s needs when setting their success metrics — which is obviously easier said than done; but not impossible.

visual elements

Why you should focus on visual elements when selecting an LMS

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

Do you prefer your students to learn just because they have to, in order to get a grade, or would you like them to learn because they actually enjoy it? An LMS with a beautiful user interface can improve the learning process and make students — and teachers — more engaged. Visual and interactive elements have the power to keep things interesting and prompt students to actually be excited about learning.

interactive videos in the classroom

The impact of interactive videos in the classroom

E-learning, K-12, Teachers

The use of interactive videos in the classroom promises a lot — higher engagement rates, better retention rates, a more exciting learning experience — thanks to it including the biological characteristics of the short attention span and the high level of energy children have. However, it is still far from being the norm in online learning, and especially in most schools.

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