How a school LMS goes beyond surface learning for students

E-learning, Teachers

When teaching to a class full of students it can be a bit difficult to truly personalize the learning experience for each. Of course, any good teacher will adapt and adjust the content to the class level, but it can’t be done at every student level. This is why LMSs come in handy to all the teachers and students that want to “scratch beyond the surface” and access a deeper learning level.

parent concerns about BYOD

Addressing the most common parent concerns about BYOD in schools

E-learning, K-12, Parents

All parents want the best for their kids in terms of education. That’s why they try to keep an open mind about new teaching methods. But when it comes to BYOD programs they also have a heavy heart. So let’s address a few matters that raise concerns among parents when they are first introduced to the notion of BYOD.

are schools really made for learning

Are schools really made for learning?

E-learning, Teachers

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.

Top TED Talks for educators

E-learning, Teachers

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.

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8 Myths about online education debunked

E-learning

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.

redesign your classroom

Cheap or free hacks to redesign your classroom

Teachers

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.

deep learning

Supporting students achieve deep learning

E-learning, Higher Ed, K-12, Teachers

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

The power of simulations over the learning process

E-learning, Higher Ed, K-12, Teachers

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.

student-centered learning approach

Going for a student-centered learning approach

E-learning, Higher Ed, K-12, Teachers

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.

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