Artificial Intelligence is the perfect sidekick of teachers. AI can do things that teachers can’t, like working 24/7, never forgetting anything, having no bias and being scalable. If we mix these characteristics with those of teachers, we get better instruction and more personalized learning experiences.
Are schools really made for learning? You might think they are, but the level of standardization in education curricula does not seem to respond to the 21st century needs of students. Educators everywhere should focus more on teaching students how to learn, allow them to choose what they learn, create engaging and customized learning content, and evaluate them properly.
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.
Despite the continuously burgeoning popularity of the online method of erudition, a universal unfamiliarity with this newfangled means of learning has led to the abounding of several myths or misconceptions. Some of the common or prevalent myths surrounding web-based education have been underlined in this post.
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.
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 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.
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.
Montessori, Waldorf, adaptive learning, traditional learning… so many methods to choose from. Which is the best? But why should we have to choose, when we can take the best of every one. Here’s my take on the Montessori method with a more technological approach.