unlock your school's LMS

5 Secrets that could unlock your school’s LMS


Deploying a LMS at your school is naturally an enormous undertaking, it costs both time and money and no small amount of frustration and good management; it is seldom welcome to add further steps to the process. However, there are some important micro-steps and tricks that you can employ in your integration process to truly make it a success. Read on to find out more!

AR works in real-life classrooms

3 Ways AR works in real-life classrooms


I’ve explored both sides of the AR argument in this and my previous blog; and as far as I can see the jury is still out on the broad-based impact it is currently having on K12 education. The use of AR in real life classrooms can lead to what some teachers might call less teaching and more entertaining, but I still believe that with careful planning, these AR tools could add enormous value.

the power of humor over the learning process

The surprising power of humor over the learning process


Humor has a very important cognitive and neurological role to play in our abilities to retain information, handle incongruity or seek and recognize patterns. Helping your students to share a joke, or even perpetuating an ongoing humorous event that is shared by the class and create a more comfortable learning environment. Read on to find out more about how to harness the power of humor in your classroom.

Instructional Technology Coaching

12 Rules of effective Instructional Technology Coaching [INFOGRAPHIC]

School Management

Instructional Technology Coaching (ITC) is a prevalent method of deploying on-going professional development for teachers, with a specific focus on the integration of technology into both the curriculum, as well as the method of instruction. So herewith 12 rules I have developed, using the resources you will find at the end of the blog, to keep your coaching relevant, interesting and even fun.

1st Grade digital PBL

1st Grade digital PBL: Does it work?


Project-based learning, is a powerful way to not only impart information, by exploration, but has the added advantage of stimulating and developing a range of other skills and habits such as communication, creativity, curiosity, confidence and collaboration. But why is digital PBL so rare in foundational and elementary phases?

Grading & Assessment

Teacher tricks: Grading & assessment


Grading and assessments are a hot potato in the field of education, as states and the federal government try to at once apply common standards, but also limit the amount of time students spend sitting assessments. Today we’ll look at how technology can assist teachers to streamline the process, as well as extract more valuable information on how students are tracking on their learning pathways.

lesson planning to ease teacher workload

Teacher tricks: Better lesson planning to ease teacher workload


In my previous post we looked at ways that technology can assist teacher to save time, and extract greater value from their time spent managing data. It’s time to focus on the second item of the above list. Today we take a look at Lesson Planning, and tech-enabled tips and tricks teachers can employ to streamline this time-heavy process.

teacher workload

Teaching tricks: Better data strategies to ease teacher workload


Teacher stress and workload is a serious crisis that is bleeding the education system of some of its brightest lights. Teachers are the fastest shrinking position type in the US! There are three main pressure points when it comes to time teachers are spending on work that is not teaching: data management, lesson planning and grading. This post will focus on a few better data strategies to ease teacher workload.

m-learning in the classroom

7 PROs and CONs of m-learning in the classroom


A good e-learning strategy should incorporate m-learning, but that m-learning is not sufficient as a primary content and engagement driver. While the challenges of mobile learning include screen and keyboard size, distraction and cost, it will remain an unavoidable part of the blended learning mix because it is ubiquitous, well understood by students and powerfully immersive and adaptable.

great spaces to learn

The school of tomorrow: Designing great spaces to learn


Traditional classroom layouts (sometimes called the “graveyard layout”) have long been identified as a obstacle in addressing different learning modes. Teachers today accept that there are in fact 20 different variables that define an individual student’s learning mode and interior design and architecture have a real impact on our ability to study. So how can we design great spaces to learn?


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