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Teachers

The posts in this category cover subjects teachers and professors involved in delivering 21st century education might find useful or at least interesting.

10 free EdTech tools and websites
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The best 10 free EdTech tools and websites every teacher should know about

Teachers

Technology is a great way to bring life to your classroom. It provides an exciting way in which you can engage your students and make them feel like they belong to something. It also prepares them for the technology they’re sure to meet later on in future. So you’ll absolutely love these free resources we have prepared for you!

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.

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.

visual communication
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What educators can learn from marketers in terms of visual communication

Teachers

If nothing else, the key thing that both marketers and educators have in common is that they’re trying to create a deep, emotional connection between their audience and the message they’re trying to get across. But teachers still fill lessons with textbooks featuring page after page of dissections of topics that naturally keep students at arms length. It’s time educators learn something from marketers in terms of visual communication.

effective e-teachers
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Another 3 habits of effective e-teachers

Teachers

We all hope that the future generations, who have been taught using a blend of face-to-face and online education, will still recall the teachers (rather than the software) that made a difference. There are a few habits that great online instructors (I prefer e-teachers) employ to find that tricky balance between mapping out yards of content, and adding a pace, personality and enjoyment to their subjects. Here are three of them:

technology can cultivate creative art skills in students
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How technology can cultivate creative art skills in students

Teachers

Many schools have embraced Edtech in their curriculum when it comes to teaching subjects like science, math, history, geography, etc. But the true potential of EdTech will be left untapped until it is used to rekindle the interest around creative art, an area of education that seems to have been neglected by our school system. Let’s take a look at a few creative art skills and how they can be developed with the help of Edtech.

aspects of digital citizenship
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5 Aspects of digital citizenship students must be aware of

Teachers

Good digital citizens typically use technology and online content legally, don’t troll or abuse others online and generally use technology in a positive way. Good Digital Citizenship also amounts to a form of “online hygiene”, teaching students these kinds of “clean” online practices will keep them and their data safer. Today’s blog explores a few useful examples.

myths about BYOD in the classroom
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Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom

Teachers

Allowing students to use their mobile devices for learning at school used to be a wild idea. But let’s face the fears surrounding BYOD and follow those that already achieved wonderful results by allowing students to bring their own devices to school and use them for their learning. So, I invite you to place the next three myths about BYOD in the classroom right next to dragons, flying horses, and the treasure at the end of the rainbow.

roles of teachers in networked learning environments
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3 Alternative roles of teachers in networked learning environments

Teachers

Today we will further that exploration via a few definitions mooted by pedagogues over the years, each of which offers a useful insight into how the role of instructor needs to change in environments were content and information is freely available, but where collaboration, creativity and critical thinking needs to be ever more actively, and explicitly encouraged. The networked learning environments will only expand and grow.

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