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Teachers

Top TED Talks for educators

E-learning, Teachers

TED Talks are a great way to keep up with the fast-changing world of education. Check out these TED Talks that every educator should watch, remember, and try to accomplish what the speakers preach: Bring on the learning revolution!, Do schools kill creativity?, Let’s teach for mastery — not test scores, Let’s use video to reinvent education, and What we’re learning from online education.

redesign your classroom

Cheap or free hacks to redesign your classroom

Teachers

Building a better learning environment for your students doesn’t have to expensive, but it has to be done with the student needs in mind. Any ordinary classroom can be turned around to create a learning space that is fun, engaging, versatile and safe. Teachers can redesign their classroom with a smaller budget; all it takes is the school’s support, and a few great ideas.

deep learning

Supporting students achieve deep learning

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

In order to succeed in deep learning, students have to understand the class material and they have to know why it is important for them to learn all the information and how it will aid them later on in their lives and their careers. To further improve this, special attention needs to be paid both to the content itself and the teaching method.

simulations

The power of simulations over the learning process

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

Simulations are supporting the education system to better equip students with practical knowledge, so when it comes to tackling real-life situations in their future careers they can perform better. Taking into consideration the benefits offered by simulations in the education process, it would be a shame to miss out on them.

student-centered learning approach

Going for a student-centered learning approach

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

The benefits of student-centered learning outweigh its difficulties significantly. Educators realize that a student-centered learning approach is in the students’ best interest by offering higher efficiency throughout the teaching process and creating a mindset that will help students to seek, find and use knowledge from a variety of sources.

tips for byod equity

5 practical tips for BYOD equity

E-learning, Teachers

One issue that comes up pretty often in the implementation of a BYOD program is that of BYOD equity. How can schools ensure all their students can have access to the same quality of education, technology-wise? Here are five practical tips to make sure the technological differences among students are limited as much as possible.

Augmented Reality in education

3 Benefits of using Augmented Reality in education

E-learning, Teachers

Augmented Reality has many benefits, like making students more motivated to learn, transforming classrooms with interactivity, or supporting students learn faster. In other words, AR technology in education spikes up student engagement and motivation, enables learners to use their imagination, and encourages them to be curious.

video learning

3 Tips for rocking your classroom with video learning

E-learning, K-12, Teachers

Video learning can help educators to keep students engaged in the learning process so they can acquire mastery faster and learn on a deeper level. It will be always easier to learn new concepts through demonstrations and videos than solely through text and oral explanation.

Will AI replace teachers?

E-learning, Teachers

Will AI replace teachers? This was the subject at a plenary debate at the OEB conference just last December. What arguments would the four expert speakers bring to the table? I already had thought of an answer to this question — a resounding NO — before going to the plenary debate. And I certainly didn’t change my mind after it. AI will probably become the best teaching assistant ever.

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