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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.

green screen in classroom activities

Green light for using green screen in classroom activities


Green screen is by no means new technology, but it’s fun and relatively easy to use in the classroom. While you only need a few supplies and plenty of imagination, it can be incorporated in many activities. Plus, it’s a way to get students more involved and jazz up school presentations for a fraction of the cost of other tech tools.

Teaching cybersecurity to your students

Teaching cybersecurity to your students: 3 basic tips


Even though today’s students are more tech-savvy than the average adult, they still have a lot to learn about the threats of the online world. Cybersecurity risks come in various shapes and sizes and are getting more creative. Here are the three basic areas that everyone needs to know about if they want to safeguard their online data:

make the most of ISTE

10 Tips for teachers to make the most of ISTE


ISTE 2019 is fast approaching, and as enthusiasm levels rise, so does the pressure to see it all and do it all. Here are our top ten tips for everyone attending ISTE this year, but especially for teachers. Follow our guidelines to make the most of your ISTE experience!


Using news and entertainment media in the classroom


Finding appropriate media and contextualizing it for your students regarding the specific skill or content to be learned can take the “learning” process out of the box, so to speak, and help students associate complex, abstract or new ideas in their lives and the world around them.

dyslexia in the classroom

Thinking differently about dyslexia in the classroom: Part 1


Dyslexia, and its lesser-known cousin, Dyscalculia are defined as a brain-based learning difficulties related to either reading, or to the difficulty in learning or comprehending arithmetic. Dyslexics think differently — perhaps it’s time our classrooms think a bit more like them, rather than forcing them to think more like us.

Designing courses for students with diverse needs

Designing courses for students with diverse needs


By assessing your students’ needs, looking for patterns and exceptions within a group, shifting and expanding your teaching methods, and seeking alternative opportunities for testing will allow you to facilitate a course that is designed for students of many learning needs.

Reviving play in the classroom

Life-Long Kindergarten: Reviving play in the classroom and beyond


Dr Mitchell Resnick, MIT professor of learning research, heads up the MIT Media Lab’s Lifelong Kindergarten research group. He believes the greatest invention of the last 1000 years was kindergarten. Let’s explore some of the resources the lab has created, available to teachers across grades.

Teaching empathy for better learning outcomes

Teaching empathy for better learning outcomes


Students learn better in a warm and welcoming environment. They also reap the full benefits of social learning by having better relationships with their peers. Empathy can improve academic performance, but also in the long run help students be better listeners, colleagues, and even digital citizens.

empathic mindset approach to classroom management

The benefits of an empathic mindset approach to classroom management


Adopting an empathic mindset approach to classroom management comes with many benefits. Teachers who empathize with students will take less drastic disciplinary approaches and therefore the student-teacher relationships are improved. In turn, teachers find it easier to manage their class.


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