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learning environment

maker movement

Teaching makers: unraveling the maker movement

Teachers

Teachers have been puzzling out how to make practical their lessons for eons: making rocket ships from matchsticks, paper mâché solar systems, cabinets in Woodshop and Beef Wellington in Home Ec. So, it is with mild bemusement – I’m sure – that many teachers observe the breathless passion with which so many millennials talk about the Maker Movement.

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.

4 Cs of education online

How can we address the 4 Cs of education online?

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

Lauded as the 21st century’s “critical skills”, communication, critical thinking, collaboration and creativity have become buzzwords among educators, and it is quite easy to see why. Educators have turned their focus not only to imparting facts to their students, but also to developing the critical intellectual skills that denote and also inspire deeper more productive learning, self-motivation and other such values.

student posture

How student posture can affect their learning outcomes

K-12, Teachers

An incorrect seated posture can quickly lead to fatigue, neck and back strains and consequently a decline in focus and comfort. Students of all ages should move more and sit less, but the school program requires quite a lot of seating time. Educators should pay attention to student posture while learning, no matter if they use a computer or not.

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.

the gamification of education

Why we should all think about the gamification of education

E-learning, Gamification

The educational system needs to be restructured. The use of gamification in education is a step away from the old ways of doing things, and brings education closer to the future. Gamifying the entire educational system might be the best solution for it to become again highly effective, and respond to the current and future needs of students.

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.

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