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blended learning educational norm

Why blended learning will become an educational norm

E-learning

Blended learning — or the art of mixing face-to-face instruction in the classroom with ed-tech — is on the path of becoming a real norm in education. Technological tools developed especially for the education market, along with the future demand for online literacy are the two foundation stones of this path.

How to achieve ed-tech integration using the SAMR Model

E-learning

Grasping the distinction between blended learning and tech integration is critical for teachers in the process of enhancing their lessons and classroom. You can gain insight on your own level of tech integration by using the SAMR Model. The model defines four different stages of technology use in the learning process, helping those on their path to building a blended classroom environment, or, to use a gaming analogy, to level up.

implementing a 1:1 program

5 steps for implementing a 1:1 program

E-learning

1:1 programs have proven to contribute to better academic results for students and many schools and districts have already joined the trend. In an attempt to simplify what it means to implement a 1:1 program in a school, here are five steps to follow so that it’ll be successful. These steps offer a basic journey from thinking about going 1:1 to actually doing it.

modern literacies

4 modern literacies students need to learn in school

Teachers

The educational system needs to change and adapt to new challenges faster than it does. Students today still need to be able to read, write and perform mathematical calculations. However, this alone is no longer enough because these skills and processes are being fundamentally transformed by the ever-changing nature of the world and the increasing demand for new modern literacy practices.

developing digital citizenship

Why schools must lead on developing digital citizenship

Teachers

When schools set themselves the task of “incorporating technology”, or “developing digital citizens” they are in fact revealing the disconnect between education and the rest of the modern world. Digital citizenship is not distinct from everyday citizenship, and because we, and young people in particular, don’t distinguish between the two we should pay profoundly more attention to building up civic reasoning online.

ingredients to online learning success

5 Basic ingredients to online learning success

E-learning

If achieving online learning success is like making a healthy meal, both students and educators must keep in mind that there are many ways to create a nutritious dinner. Achieving great results with online education requires a balance between pedagogical content knowledge, technological knowledge, game-based learning, data-driven decision making, and formative assessments.

Professional Development for teachers

Professional development for teachers is key to ed-tech success

Higher Ed, K-12

With all the intricate aspects of running a school or university, combined with limited or strict budgets, professional development for teachers has often been put on the back burner. But if schools want to implement education technology in the classroom successfully, they need to understand that supporting teachers during this process is vital. PD for teachers has to be high up on the priorities list of school leadership everywhere.

TPACK framework

Why educators can no longer ignore the TPACK framework

Higher Ed, K-12, Teachers

TPACK stands for Technological Pedagogical And Content Knowledge. The core idea behind it is that a great teacher must perfectly know (Knowledge) the subject being taught (Content), how to deliver it so that a student learns it (Pedagogy) and also how to choose and use the right technology in doing so (Technology). One thing is for sure though: educators can no longer ignore the T part of the TPACK framework.

AI is changing special education

How AI is changing special education

Parents, Teachers

Technology has also begun to play an interesting role in educating ASD students. Artificial Intelligence is changing special education through the development of responsive, social robots have started playing a role in teaching ASD children social skills. While the price tags of such robots are still off-putting, their existence combined with future technological advancements announce a bright future for ASD students.

NEO LMS at ISTE 2017

NEO will be at ISTE 2017!

News

While students are looking forward to the summer vacation, the NEO team are looking forward to this year’s edition of the most comprehensive ed tech event in the world: ISTE Conference and Expo. We can hardly contain our enthusiasm at the thought of meeting once again so many beautiful people who take interest in how to integrate technology in education and transform learning and teaching.

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