Edtech alone does not replace teachers’ work, and it doesn’t automatically improve the student learning experience; but when used to enhance the work of educators and to improve the quality and quantity of educational content, learners will thrive — either in the hybrid classroom or in the virtual one.
Professional development for teachers can offer the support they need, as long as those in charge of creating and delivering it know exactly what to do. Here are some aspects that should always be a part of an effective teacher training program:
As students return to physical classrooms, certain elements can still be in place, including online lessons that students can review anytime, checking for understanding through competency-based learning, and independent practice that takes place online.
By intentionally planning and providing opportunities for practice in spatial reasoning, we can help students to build an intelligence that will be useful in countless professions and in their day-to-day lives. Here are six ways to practice spatial reasoning skills with the help of technology:
When designing online learning content, teachers and students should not forget that not all images, videos, and texts that are available online can be used freely. So let’s explore five copyright rules that every student and teacher should know by heart:
Even though not every lesson or learning concept may be suited for the microlearning format, microlearning has a place in all types of schools and is suitable for students of all ages. The most important takeaways for teachers are breaking bigger lessons into smaller units and focusing on the main ideas of a lesson first.
Students and teachers across the globe who were forced by the pandemic to learn and work online may sometimes feel digital fatigue. This is why embracing digital minimalism may come in handy. An LMS is just what a school might need if it wants to simplify its processes.
While digital citizenship has been a trend for many years, not all schools have a comprehensive program to address the most critical topics that affect almost every young person today. Here are some things that should be at the forefront of teaching digital citizenship with ideas on creating activities centered around the positives:
The current situation in most educational institutions calls for a flexible hybrid learning approach in order to minimize further disruption and ensure that high-quality teaching and learning can continue. Here are a few ways in which in which edtech enables hybrid learning:
Through the use of AR/VR tools, students can connect more closely with what they are studying and build upon their knowledge by creating authentic representations of what they have learned. Here are 7 options to get started with that can be used in STEM/STEAM courses or in any content area!
The OECD has designed four alternative scenarios that may become reality soon, with education technology as the common denominator. These may help us prepare for the future, by identifying possible threats and opportunities. So let’s look into the crystal ball and see what may happen in education in the near future.