Assessing with multiple choices instead of multiple-choice
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Assessing with multiple choices instead of multiple-choice

Teachers

Instead of assigning a test with multiple choices, we can give our students multiple choices of assessment. There are several ways to assess students that can discourage cheating, give teachers a much better idea of what their students know, and galvanize authentic engagement.

Podcast pedagogy: Leveraging audio programs for learning
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Podcast pedagogy: Leveraging audio programs for learning

Teachers

Whether podcasts are a supplement to your curriculum, one of several options for a final product at the end of a unit, or an assessment that each student contributes to in their own way, there are many opportunities for choice, creativity, and reflection during the process. And, there are multiple tools that can be used already available in most classrooms.

Ways to support spatial reasoning skills online
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6 Ways to support spatial reasoning skills online

E-learning

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:

Let's talk a good game Mining talk shows for classroom engagement ideas
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Let’s talk a good game: Mining talk shows for classroom engagement ideas

Teachers

With the job to provide entertainment to people who can switch a channel any time they get bored, talk-show hosts know how to gain their viewers’ attention. There is no reason that educators can’t adapt some of these techniques, such as the games they play with their guests, for the classroom.

How to do more with less screen time
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How to do more with less screen time

E-learning

Staying onscreen all day may not be the solution we hoped for, unless we can focus more on transforming that time into quality interactions that increase physical movement and mental engagement than on extending the minutes students are watching the screen.

How to facilitate meaningful discussions in hybrid or virtual classrooms
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How to facilitate meaningful discussions in hybrid or virtual classrooms

E-learning

The role of classroom discourse should not be diminished due to our current circumstances. It is vital for students to participate in conversations that make safe spaces for opposing voices, so that they can carry those critical thinking skills into their future as citizens, employees, parents, and leaders.

edtech tools for digital differentiation
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Top edtech tools for digital differentiation

E-learning

With large class sizes and children of diverse abilities, backgrounds, and interests, differentiation may seem to be a daunting task. However, there are many tools that are out there that can be helpful, especially if the teacher and students have access to technology.

learned to improve education
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From normal to better: Using what we’ve learned to improve education

Teachers

As much as we want our world to return to normal, we cannot forget that last year’s normal wasn’t perfect. We are in a unique position where we can vividly recall the great things about school – especially the relationships and new worlds opened up by education – and to try to change the parts that were unhelpful and sometimes even harmful.

Universal Design for Learning in remote classrooms
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Applying Universal Design for Learning in remote classrooms

E-learning

When given time and the necessary tools, teachers can create lessons that are inclusive of all learners, regardless of the setting. With a UDL curriculum in place, the majority of teachers’ work will be to create strong emotional connections with remote students and letting them know that they belong to a community of learners where everyone is valued.

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