EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning
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Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

Teachers

Considering that Social Emotional Learning (SEL) seems to be a wholly “human-human” interaction, it may be hard to imagine that EdTech can add to or even improve SEL teaching. But even when dealing with the development of soft skills such as those described by SEL, EdTech does have a role to play. Read more to find out how EdTech can enable SEL.

Time-saving tips and tricks for teachers
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Time-saving tips and tricks for teachers to use in the New Year

Teachers

As we start a new year it’s often helpful to sweep away the metaphorical cobwebs of the last year, set goals and priorities and plan ways to meet whichever resolutions we have made. Very often we decide to “get organised” and find an optimal plan and schedule that helps us get more things done, more efficiently. Let’s look at some of the tips, tricks and tools other teachers are using to get the most out of their day, and time.

teacher memes for 2018
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Our favorite teacher memes for 2018

Teachers

For our final post of the year we decided to have a bit of fun. So kick back and enjoy our collection of the best teacher memes of 2018. Full disclosure: Some of these are not from 2018, but we love them anyway.

fallacy of the paperless classroom
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The fallacy of the paperless classroom

Teachers

Studies after studies got to the same conclusion: we retain more when we write than when we type. Typing notes into a laptop during a lecture is a less efficient form of note taking than writing. The act of writing on paper somehow yields better retention of information. So should we continue to advocate for a paperless classroom? Or should we just stop being that concerned?

Critical Thinking EdTech
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14 Awesome examples of Critical Thinking EdTech

Teachers

The online world has a vast number of web and mobile applications and programs that claim to enhance critical thinking. Many of them may be simply edu-tainment, but there are others which are deeply engaging, well considered applications that do in fact challenge students in all the right ways. I try and separate the wheat from the chaff, in what I hope is a quality selection of Critical Thinking EdTech.

Good news stories about EdTech
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Good news stories about EdTech from across the globe

E-learning

As the year draws to a close I thought we could take a look at how EdTech has transformed schools, students and education this year – in countries across the world. It is most pleasing to see the strides made improving educational standards in developing countries using appropriate, well-designed educational technology. Visionary organizations and individuals are creating life changing impact.

What can parents do about cyberbullying
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What can parents do to keep their kids safe in the context of cyberbullying?

Parents

There can be no doubt that the Internet has a dark side, in some cases quite prevalent and noticeable and in others nuanced and unapparent. Cyberbullying puts teenagers on both sides of the fence at risk, making it ever more important for parents to understand the behavior, its consequences, and how to prevent and manage it. Parents can intervene in a potentially dangerous cyberbullying situation.

EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students
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EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students

Parents, Teachers

Eye-gaze technology is offering physically disabled students enormous freedom in terms of accessing education, communication, information and entertainment. It has created the greatest advance in access for people with serious immobility. I have curated a few tips and tricks that educators and parents should consider when using new technologies to increase and improve their students’ interface with the world.

EdTech for the visually impaired students
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6 Awesome examples of EdTech for the visually impaired student

Teachers

Technology has improved accessing information, entertainment and education for differently abled students. We have touched the subject of web accessibility on this blog before — why it matters and how to create such a design. For this blog, I thought it would be a fun, and useful exercise to explore some of these incredible technologies aimed at supporting the visually impaired in reaching their goals.

state of AR in education
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The real state of AR in education today

E-learning

AR is one of those EdTech products that has received a lot of hype. But great teachers know that students learn by doing. So the key question must be: how does AR enhance the critical learning component of examination, exploration and trial? With that in mind, I’ve unearthed a few sober-minded studies that dig slightly below the promotional AR surface to find out what the real state of AR is in education today.

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