the NEO Blog turns one

Anniversary edition: Top 10 posts of the NEO Blog

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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.

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.

Should parents also know how to use e-learning platforms?

E-learning, K-12, Parents

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.

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.

A parent’s perspective on the best learning apps for children

A parent’s perspective on the best learning apps for children

K-12, Parents

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 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.

cookie-cutter education

Why we should leave behind the cookie-cutter education

E-learning, K-12

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.

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