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

using edtech to successfully teach vocabulary

Practical examples of using edtech to successfully teach vocabulary


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.

smart boards in the classroom

How teachers can use smart boards in the classroom


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:

smart speakers for the classroom

Exploring the most popular smart speakers for the classroom


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:

classroom accessories every teacher should have

9 Crucial classroom accessories every teacher should have


The modern classroom is more challenging than ever, for both students and teachers. High-tech gizmos are making the teaching process easy but they do require time to learn to operate. Of course, there are other classroom accessories that are evergreen and that every teacher will probably need in the centuries to come. It is this combination of old and new learning utensils that make for an efficient contemporary classroom.

5 Key elements of personalized learning

5 Key elements of personalized learning


Personalized learning revolves around the students, allowing them to organize their learning following their own time, place and pace. By offering equal opportunities for learner development, this type of approach leads to a society in continuous progress that values equity which should be the definition of success.

Boosting student engagement using the 4Cs of education

Boosting student engagement using the 4Cs of education


Classroom engagement serves more purposes than simply delivering better learning outcomes. As routine settles in, and the novelty of school fades, teachers have to find new ways to engage students. The 4Cs of education offer excellent examples for achieving this. At the same time, schools should strive to optimize the classroom environment and be more attuned to external factors that might disrupt engagement.

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:

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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.


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