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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.

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The amazing power of ed-tech on connecting classrooms

Teachers

More and more teachers are using online tools to connect their classrooms globally. Specifically, there is a range of ways teachers are using technology to connect their students — in an organized education-specific manner, with classrooms in other parts of the country and the world. What are the benefits of trying this new global approach to teaching? Is it worth the effort? The answer seems to be YES, it is well worth it.

Specific Technical Skills
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Teaching students specific technical skills

Teachers

It is too soon to establish how e-learning technologies will feature in this brave new action plan of academic/technical streaming, although there can be no doubt that they will. Be assured that we will keep a ready eye on developments in the UK, with the hope that they find a winning formula in providing young people with practical, necessary qualifications that ensure equality and social mobility for everyone willing to learn.

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Meeting student needs through student-centered learning

Teachers

Student-centered learning is a hot topic among educators around the world. No matter if their students have just joined the education system or they are enrolled in Higher Education, more and more teachers and various other stakeholders turn to the student-centered approach to education. Student-centered learning is better aligned with the 21st Century learning needs of students.

teaching digital citizenship
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DOs and DON’Ts of teaching digital citizenship

Teachers

Digital citizenship is no doubt an important part of any school curriculum, even in schools that only have a moderate to small amount of digital or blended teaching. Teaching digital citizenship can result in online citizens in your area that are more aware, sensitive, respectful of themselves and others and physically and digitally safe, so tune in for some DOs and DON’Ts on how to do it.

teaching computational thinking
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Teaching Computational Thinking: In practice

Teachers

After exploring what computational thinking is, and why teachers should consider teaching it in their classrooms, the time has come for actual examples. From Green Dot to TedEd, there are plenty of online resources of great computational lesson plans teachers can use in their classroom instruction. Plus, I made a list of extra professional development resources for those interested in computational thinking.

how to train teachers to use an LMS
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Why should teachers encourage Computational Thinking?

Teachers

Computers are programmed to approach problems in a systematic way, relentlessly seeking solutions – in a way that is undaunted and fearless – and which many educational experts feel could be a valuable asset to the thinking tool-kit of students. Wing goes so far as to say it should be taught to youngsters alongside reading and maths.

the power of humor over the learning process
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The surprising power of humor over the learning process

Teachers

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.

Grading & Assessment
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Teacher tricks: Grading & assessment

Teachers

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.

fundamentals of student-centered learning
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Understanding the fundamentals of student-centered learning

Teachers

Even though everyone is talking about student-centered learning, it doesn’t mean that everyone knows exactly what to do to achieve it; there are just so many ways to get there. Understanding the fundamentals of student-centered learning — that students’ voice must be heard, teachers are becoming learning facilitators and that they need technology to make the best decisions — is a great first step.

lesson planning to ease teacher workload
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Teacher tricks: Better lesson planning to ease teacher workload

Teachers

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.

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