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

Continuing education for e-learning instructors
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Continuing education for e-learning instructors

Teachers

As technology continues to play an increasingly important role in the modern classroom, the need for educators who are adept in the use of these important tools is also growing. This is as true for the traditional brick-and-mortar classroom as it is for the online classroom.

How to use design thinking in the classroom
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How to use design thinking in the classroom

Teachers

With the rebellion against standardized tests and “one-size-fits-all” schools, design thinking has become the antidote to the industrialization of education. But how can educators ensure that design thinking becomes a meaningful educational strategy, rather than just another passing trend?

media literate next generation
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Nurturing a digital media literate next generation

Teachers

Children have a right to the educational role model they need in their school environment which will set them up for life-long learning. As their parents, carers and educators, we can act as children’s media mentors, building their knowledge, skills, values and confidence, guiding and advising them in their choices, and allowing them to become independent, responsible digital citizens.

The future of STEM education
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3D printing, drones, and AI — The future of STEM education?

Teachers

A STEM curriculum is based on the key idea that disciplines should not be taught as separate and discrete subjects, but in an integrated manner that focuses on real-life application, to create problem-solving skills. If we use technology in real life to find innovative solutions to technical problems, why not use them with STEM students as well?

music as a strategy for more inclusive e-learning
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Using music as a strategy for more inclusive e-learning and course design

Teachers

E-learning is a promising option for students who weren’t able to find success in a traditional classroom, and music education may help bring everything in balance. By making music a cornerstone of your lesson plan, your students may discover that they can more easily process ideas and concepts, propelling them towards success both in and out of their virtual classroom.

amplifying literacy with technology
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8 Lessons in amplifying literacy with technology

Teachers

Teachers often feel as if they’re competing with technology for the attention of students. The presence of devices and apps in their students’ lives seems to be in the way of instilling a habit of reading. Technology can be both a distractor and a positive factor, which gave me an idea to celebrate this month by making a case for the latter.

digital tools to help students develop a variety of skills
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Using digital tools to help students develop a variety of skills

Teachers

There are many digital tools that can be used in the classroom to build a variety of skills. To decide where to start, think about some of the tasks that might be taking up a lot of your time, or reflect on some issues or challenges you might be having. With so many options available, we can provide something for all students that can meet their interests and specific learning needs.

AR is here. Is your classroom onboard?
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AR is here. Is your classroom on board?

Teachers

AR is still far from being present in day to day teaching, but its usefulness can easily be seen. Including AR in class will increase students’ motivation and engagement. What is more, AR stimulates creativity and critical thinking, but also facilitates collaboration, which means it contributes to the development of the 21st century skills.

self-actualization and how to help students achieve it
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The complexity of self-actualization and how to help students achieve it

Teachers

Self-actualization can be a beautiful thing to watch, especially as a teacher. Knowing that you were able to play a part in students becoming the best version of themselves will be a rewarding feeling, not only for you but also for your students. Most importantly, encourage positivity, goals, and teamwork among your students — you’ll see the difference in no time!

Implementing differentiated instruction
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Implementing differentiated instruction: the good and the bad

Teachers

Differentiated instruction is a necessity in today’s classroom. Even though there are some drawbacks to it, the benefits are obvious: no student is left behind. Everyone has a chance to reach mastery of concepts while learning at their own pace and at their own level of understanding.

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