Going to college and getting a degree seems almost impossible for students who also have work and family commitments. Competency-based education puts more control in these students’ hands by moving away from the time-to-class standard measurement of learning, focusing on the actual mastery of new skills and allowing an incredible degree of flexibility.
What can educators everywhere do to prevent cyberbullying as much as possible and ensure online safety in schools? From teaching students about digital citizenship and monitoring school computers, these issues can be tackled head-on.
While there are plenty of concerns regarding the success of a flipped classroom (how to ensure all students have access to the lectures at any time, how to create the best lectures, and even trust students to come prepared to class), its benefits outnumber its shortcomings. The flipped classroom seems to create a win-win situation for both students and teachers. Once they try it, they no longer want to go back.
For as long as children have preferred playing to sitting quietly and learning their ABCs, preschool teachers have been craftily devising games as Trojan horses to teach them concepts such as shapes, letter recognition, colors, seasons and relationships. But why exactly do students of all ages simply love a game-based learning experience?
There’s an app for anything you’d want to do in the classroom. There are, in fact, so many, that’s notoriously difficult for teachers to find the right ones for their classroom activities. Check out these seven educational apps that can spice up learning activities: Kahoot!, NYT – VR, G Suite for Education, Kaizena, TED Talks, Curiosity and NEO LMS!
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.
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.
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.