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

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.

The two main barriers against deep learning

E-learning, Teachers

Usually there are two main elements that can prevent deep learning from happening during the process of knowledge acquisition: a lack of engagement and a lack of purpose. Read on to find out how to overcome these barriers.

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.

Flipping the classroom with screencasting

Flipping the classroom with screencasting

E-learning, Teachers

Do you like to repeat yourself? I must admit that I don’t enjoy saying the same thing over and over again. For teachers like you and me, there’s one magic solution that reaches the goals of the flipped classroom and blended learning. I’m talking about screencasting.

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.

beautiful online courses: layout

How to create beautiful online courses: layout

E-learning, Students, Teachers

Beauty lies in the smallest of details. A great course design will support your message in many subtle ways. After clarifying a few things regarding colors and fonts, this post offers a few tips on how the layout of a lesson/page should look like, for maximum engagement on the part of your students.

beautiful online courses: fonts

How to create beautiful online courses: fonts

E-learning, Teachers

Fonts are like flowers at a wedding. If there aren’t any, everybody notices; if they’re there, nobody will remember them the next day. A bad pair of fonts can steal the show in your course. Students will find it harder to focus on your message when you use an ugly font. Or more. But if you use the exact same font all over, they’ll get bored. Find out how to identify and pair fonts to get a beautiful online course.

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