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Teachers

The posts in this category cover subjects teachers and professors involved in delivering 21st century education might find useful or at least interesting.

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

The role of the teacher 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

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

Turning 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.

F2F to online

Turning your face-to-face class into an online course [Part 2]

E-learning, Teachers

Instructional design models help you to visualize the learning path of your students. We will briefly explore two instructional design models, give you some insight into how they differ, and conceptually what an instructional design model can add to the process of turning a F2F (face-to-face) class into an online course.

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

Turning 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.

AI is changing special education

How AI is changing special education

Parents, Teachers

Technology has also begun to play an interesting role in educating ASD students. Artificial Intelligence is changing special education through the development of responsive, social robots have started playing a role in teaching ASD children social skills. While the price tags of such robots are still off-putting, their existence combined with future technological advancements announce a bright future for ASD students.

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, Students, 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.

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