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The posts in this category cover various subjects related to education that students of all ages might find informative and useful.

cyber-savvy students
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5 Things to teach to develop cyber-savvy students

Students

No matter how old students are, they need to know first how to protect themselves from a cyber attack. That’s why it’s important to teach them about antivirus software, how to create and manage the most secure passwords, the risks of public Wi-Fi connections, how to identify potential cyber-scams and also that they should report any suspicious activity to the responsible adult.

Ease the struggle of struggling students with these useful browser extensions
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Ease the struggle of struggling students with these useful browser extensions

Students

One very low hanging fruit that can help you as a teacher improve the online learning experience for struggling students comes in the form of browser extensions. These are usually available on multiple browsers and help solve various little issues students might encounter while using the internet. What’s more, they also enhance the user experience of those who don’t struggle.

What students need to remember about cybersecurity
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E-learning smarts: What students need to remember about cybersecurity

Students

Good cybersecurity practices are as essential as knowing the safety protocols needed prior to crossing the street. As the future is leaning heavily toward the digital frontier, educators need to roll with the times in order to help their students prepare. Knowing a thing or two about cybersecurity do’s and don’ts can also help the educator in their own lives and in future classrooms they hold.

motivate students for lifelong learning
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How to motivate students for lifelong learning

Students

Students have an innate desire to learn that needs to be nurtured. This can be achieved through teaching practices that encourage learning autonomy, relatedness, and competence, the three core elements of the Self Determination Theory.

digital wellness for students
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4 Steps towards digital wellness for students

Students

Excessive screen time and a lack of responsibility for time spent online is detrimental to students’ digital wellbeing. Schools can take charge and teach their students how to build better habits, whether it is by teaching internet etiquette or encouraging parents to set boundaries. In the end, digital wellbeing is about learning how to spend quality and not quantity time.

Giving students a V.O.I.C.E. in your classroom
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Giving students a V.O.I.C.E. in your classroom

Students

When learning is truly personalized, each student has a voice in the learning process. This does not mean teachers lose theirs; they only create the perfect learning environment in which students have a say in their journey towards their goals. Students have their own expectations of what teaching and learning should look like. So, why not listen to their V.O.I.C.E?

student well-being through serious games
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Promoting student well-being through serious games

Students

Making meaningful games is a very serious challenge. The key aspects of recent developments in this area are: 1. that research shows a lot of promise and 2. there are different types of games with different goals, whether it is improving academic performance, reducing anxiety symptoms or learning a new skill. We should start taking serious games more seriously!

Digital literacy vs. Computer literacy
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Digital literacy vs. Computer literacy: Students need to develop both

Students

There are surprising findings that many recent high school graduates arrive in the workplace or college without sufficient computer skills.While the ability to consider information through a critical eye is no doubt an essential component of survival in this information drenched age, we cannot lose sight of the cohort of students that are passing through our digital literacy classes without also assimilating basic computer skills.

Digital collaboration skills
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5 Digital collaboration skills every student needs to master

Students

Online collaboration requires the characteristics we associate with a well-rounded, mature individual. Creating opportunities for your students to engage in online collaboration will therefore not only expose them to different, global ideas but will also test their intersocial abilities, emotional intelligence and develop their ability to communicate their ideas clearly and persuasively.

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