There are plenty of concerns about adopting BYOD in schools, and many of these are legitimate. But this shouldn’t stop schools from giving BYOD at least a chance. Here are a few BYOD concerns, and some corresponding suggestions on how to overcome them.
There are many different apps that all claim to help children with their learning. From reading to math games, apps are taking over the educational landscape. So much so, that some schools are integrating tablets and apps into their curriculum. Here are a few of the best educational apps for kids, from a parent’s perspective.
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.
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.
Getting a screencasting tool isn’t impulse shopping. You shouldn’t grab the first one that pops up in your browser. Here are some steps you can follow if you’re trying to find the right tools to record your screen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Too many teachers focus on the educational part of their courses and simply forget about, or even ignore the visual part. This post is the first in a three-series about how to create beautiful courses. It is all about how to chose a great color theme and pair colors.