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6 Novel ways in which educators can teach creativity in the classroom

Teachers

It would be such a missed opportunity for teachers to not do what they can to support their students and help them achieve their creative potential. This can be done through teaching for creativity, nurturing their intrinsic motivation, and questioning the fact that creativity isn’t for your students, among others.

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4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion

Teachers

While built-in accessibility features may not directly increase rates of inclusion, it is one step in a positive direction. Opening these features up to all students normalizes these tools in society and allows all students to understand that technology can be used to assist anyone.

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5 Benefits of including VR in classroom activities

Teachers

Virtual Reality is at the forefront of development and the next step in the evolution of computerized instruction. Its ability to deliver perspective changing content, virtual collaboration and creation are redefining education. The time to get VR into schools is now. If you have the budget to invest in VR technology, here are some benefits you should consider:

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How to enhance students’ work-ready skills

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We need to make sure that when students finish school, they are equipped with the skills they need to thrive in the outside world, in what will be a highly technological workplace. Technical skills are important, but also soft skills that shape how students think and react to the world. The classroom is the training ground for them to be ready for the future.

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9 Characteristics of authentic learning

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Educators have tried to find an approach to learning that would spark students’ curiosity and motivation, engage them more in class and provide them with a set of skills necessary to face the 21st century society. Authentic learning came as a constructivist approach to teaching in which learners are active participants in their own instruction that allows for the acquisition of new concepts and skills oriented towards real-life applicability.

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Thinking about design thinking in education

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It’s our duty as educators to try and find the suitable way of teaching with the sole purpose in mind of shaping creative and empathic human beings capable of tackling future problems. Personalized learning through design thinking will give students meaningful tasks to solve and develop skills relevant for the social challenges ahead.

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Focus in the new school year: Building relationships

Teachers

Trying some new strategies and using some of the many different digital tools to expand how, when, and where students learn can be a good example to set for students. Take some risks in the classroom and use a number of edtech tools to help build and foster positive relationships.

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Practical examples of using edtech to successfully teach vocabulary

Teachers

While learning the definitions of words is important, what is more important is for students to develop a deeper understanding of the connotations and usages of vocabulary words. Lucky for us, edtech provides us fun and easy ways for students to make real-world connections to words and opportunities to practice using the words.

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How teachers can use smart boards in the classroom

Teachers

Smart boards have remodeled the way teachers perform their duties, including how they manage simple record-keeping tasks, engage student interest, illustrate complex concepts, assess learning, and prepare students for an evolving digital world. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of this technology:

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Exploring the most popular smart speakers for the classroom

Teachers

As schools are starting to use more and more AI in their daily activities, there is a huge potential for digital assistants to take on more routine work, so that teachers can focus on teaching and interacting with their students. Read on to find out what are the most common options that teachers can choose from in terms of AI-powered smart speakers for the classroom:

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