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Ioana M

amplifying literacy with technology
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8 Lessons in amplifying literacy with technology

Teachers

Teachers often feel as if they’re competing with technology for the attention of students. The presence of devices and apps in their students’ lives seems to be in the way of instilling a habit of reading. Technology can be both a distractor and a positive factor, which gave me an idea to celebrate this month by making a case for the latter.

What’s edtech got to do with growth mindset
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What’s edtech got to do with growth mindset?

E-learning

Educators need to be consistent with the messages they send and incorporate a growth mindset in what they do, especially in the way they use technology to teach. The focus is no longer on what happens in the learning environment, but what happens when edtech comes into the mix and how we can enrich that environment.

edtech shapes teacher training programs
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6 Ways in which edtech shapes teacher training programs

School Management

Any future teacher, whether they’re on a traditional path or on an alternative route, should learn how to use a variety of edtech tools, but also how to think critically about technology in the classroom and pass their knowledge to other educators as well.

How school admins use the LMS
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How school admins use the LMS to achieve their goals

LMS

As a school leader, you can fully take advantage of the LMS, which yes, is a great hub for storing all learning materials and assessing students, but it’s also a way of tracking results, helping each student succeed, communicating with parents, and all in all having a better overview of all school activities, regardless of the size of your school.

teach K-12 students to become entrepreneurs
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Can you teach K-12 students to become entrepreneurs?

K-12

We can’t think about the future if we neglect to think about the younger generations and their preparedness for it. Putting together a good entrepreneurial program means that all students can benefit from it. As it’s likely that more and more young people will choose the self-employed route, schools should also adapt to the new demand for entrepreneurial skills.

teach students how to learn
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For effective learning, teach students how to learn

Teachers

Active recall and spaced repetition can improve test scores and long term retention. Teachers can start by incorporating low stakes quizzes or teaching them how to schedule study time at home. The biggest benefit is that students can apply this method in any area of their lives, whether they want to get into the college of their dreams, learn a foreign language, learn how to code, etc.

drones are landing in schools
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6 Reasons why drones are landing in schools

Teachers

As drones become more budget friendly and accessible, some schools have taken a particular interest in their potential uses in education. Aside from the major benefit of getting students into STEAM, drone technology is suitable for all subjects, ages and grade levels if operated under teacher supervision.

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6 Novel ways in which educators can teach creativity in the classroom

Teachers

It would be such a missed opportunity for teachers to not do what they can to support their students and help them achieve their creative potential. This can be done through teaching for creativity, nurturing their intrinsic motivation, and questioning the fact that creativity isn’t for your students, among others.

global classroom
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How to build your global classroom in 4 steps

E-learning

More and more teachers are aware that in order to truly teach students, they need to break the barriers of the brick and mortar classroom. That means finding opportunities to learn together with other educators and students. A global classroom allows students to connect with other students from all around the world.

digital storytelling misconceptions
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Debunking 5 digital storytelling misconceptions

E-learning

There are many ways in which educators can use digital storytelling, whether it’s for assignments, classroom teaching, or as a method to create a more inclusive learning environment. The greatest benefit is enabling students to find their own voice, their own strengths and talents, and giving them a space to use them to their full capacity.

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