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Don’t forget about pedagogy when chasing technology

Don’t forget about pedagogy when chasing technology!

E-learning, Students, Teachers

The children who go to school today will surely engage with unforeseen technologies in their future. It is schools’ ultimate job to prepare students for the future, so adopting technology in the classroom might not be such a bad idea. Deciding to adopt technology in their schools, choosing the right ed-tech and supporting teachers in using it are the three most important challenges school leaders must overcome.

five senses

E-learning and the challenge of the senses

E-learning

Blending online and physical learning is in most cases the ideal future scenario for education, and there seems little reason to fear that online models will be devoid of the bright, immersive, and inspiring inputs that will one day stimulate all of the senses.

vr apps for the modern classroom

5 VR apps for the modern classroom

E-learning, K-12, Teachers

VR technology helps teachers create incredible learning experiences for their students — experiences that will stick to their brain faster and for a longer time than traditional and otherwise boring lectures. Teachers that embrace VR and use it in their classrooms can take their students on amazing journeys on various parts of the globe, at different times, on the Moon, on the bottom of an ocean and even inside the human body.

The role of parents to a successful BYOD program

The role of parents to a successful BYOD program

K-12, Parents

A BYOD program requires a massive amount of coordination, communication and trust from both educators and parents to achieve a healthy progression into the online learning world. It blurs the lines between the roles and responsibilities of a school and a student’s parents or support structure. It therefore requires an additional degree of sensitivity and thought in order to truly make it a successful transition.

incorporating blended learning

5 Tips for incorporating blended learning into your classroom

E-learning, Teachers

Blended learning is the use of technology and face-to-face instruction in a seamless, blended way that nonetheless introduces both students and teachers to the benefits of technology in the classroom without the shock of going “full online.” What follows is a list of some simple ways teachers can overcome their reluctance to using technology and begin blending their classrooms.

vr in the classroom

How can teachers use VR in the classroom?

E-learning, Teachers

While VR has yet to be incorporated into advanced educational LMSs, there are a number of encouraging developments that are interesting to explore. Teachers can consider using VR in the classroom through Google Cardboard or Second Life, and these are only two examples.

education apps for the classroom

Top 7 education apps for the classroom

E-learning, K-12, Teachers

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!

bett 2017

Joining the ed tech game changers at BETT 2017

News

The NEO team attended the Bett Show 2017 and met many amazing people there. We thank everyone who responded to our calls and social media posts and who booked a meeting with either of us. It’s always a pleasure.

tips for byod equity

5 practical tips for BYOD equity

E-learning, Teachers

One issue that comes up pretty often in the implementation of a BYOD program is that of BYOD equity. How can schools ensure all their students can have access to the same quality of education, technology-wise? Here are five practical tips to make sure the technological differences among students are limited as much as possible.

Will AI replace teachers?

E-learning, Teachers

Will AI replace teachers? This was the subject at a plenary debate at the OEB conference just last December. What arguments would the four expert speakers bring to the table? I already had thought of an answer to this question — a resounding NO — before going to the plenary debate. And I certainly didn’t change my mind after it. AI will probably become the best teaching assistant ever.

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