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.
It’s November 17th and the NEO Blog turns one! After exactly 52 weeks and more than 50 thousands written words, in more than 60 posts, the NEO Blog is in the first 20% of all e-learning blogs. Here is the list of the 10 best performing posts that contributed to its success.
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.
Therese Valente, a middle school science teacher that uses NEO to flip her classroom, shares her experience on how NEO LMS has helped her work her way into a blended learning environment.
All parents want their children to receive the best education possible, and for many kids in today’s world, this means being taught through an e-learning platform. Although becoming familiar with any e-learning platform requires a little bit of extra effort from parents, it’s certainly worth it for parents who only have their children’s best interests in mind.
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.
In the last week’s post I addressed five the total of 10 BYOD concerns that might keep schools reluctant to allow their students to bring their devices in the classroom. Now it’s time for the other half of the list. Read on to find out all of them.
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.