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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.

Accommodating different learning styles
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21st-Century classrooms: Accommodating different learning needs

Teachers

Let’s explore all the different types of learning styles and how a classroom can better provide a learning experience that meets the needs of everyone. From visual to auditory, there are many different learning styles that each require their own unique approach – and adding technology into the mix can be a great way of creating the required adaptable learning environment.

EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning
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Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

Teachers

Considering that Social Emotional Learning (SEL) seems to be a wholly “human-human” interaction, it may be hard to imagine that EdTech can add to or even improve SEL teaching. But even when dealing with the development of soft skills such as those described by SEL, EdTech does have a role to play. Read more to find out how EdTech can enable SEL.

Time-saving tips and tricks for teachers
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Time-saving tips and tricks for teachers to use in the New Year

Teachers

As we start a new year it’s often helpful to sweep away the metaphorical cobwebs of the last year, set goals and priorities and plan ways to meet whichever resolutions we have made. Very often we decide to “get organised” and find an optimal plan and schedule that helps us get more things done, more efficiently. Let’s look at some of the tips, tricks and tools other teachers are using to get the most out of their day, and time.

classroom tech and the collaborative learning experience
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The blossoming partnership between classroom tech and the collaborative learning experience

Teachers

While traditional teaching methods have served us well until now, the huge opportunities presented to us by technology cannot be ignored — whether in a college or pre-K environment. And as a new generation of digital natives enters the education system, it’s important that the tools they encounter reflect the outside world — and technology plays a key role in delivering this.

teacher memes for 2018
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Our favorite teacher memes for 2018

Teachers

For our final post of the year we decided to have a bit of fun. So kick back and enjoy our collection of the best teacher memes of 2018. Full disclosure: Some of these are not from 2018, but we love them anyway.

fallacy of the paperless classroom
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The fallacy of the paperless classroom

Teachers

Studies after studies got to the same conclusion: we retain more when we write than when we type. Typing notes into a laptop during a lecture is a less efficient form of note taking than writing. The act of writing on paper somehow yields better retention of information. So should we continue to advocate for a paperless classroom? Or should we just stop being that concerned?

10 free EdTech tools and websites
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The best 10 free EdTech tools and websites every teacher should know about

Teachers

Technology is a great way to bring life to your classroom. It provides an exciting way in which you can engage your students and make them feel like they belong to something. It also prepares them for the technology they’re sure to meet later on in future. So you’ll absolutely love these free resources we have prepared for you!

Critical Thinking EdTech
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14 Awesome examples of Critical Thinking EdTech

Teachers

The online world has a vast number of web and mobile applications and programs that claim to enhance critical thinking. Many of them may be simply edu-tainment, but there are others which are deeply engaging, well considered applications that do in fact challenge students in all the right ways. I try and separate the wheat from the chaff, in what I hope is a quality selection of Critical Thinking EdTech.

EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students
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EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students

Parents, Teachers

Eye-gaze technology is offering physically disabled students enormous freedom in terms of accessing education, communication, information and entertainment. It has created the greatest advance in access for people with serious immobility. I have curated a few tips and tricks that educators and parents should consider when using new technologies to increase and improve their students’ interface with the world.

EdTech for the visually impaired students
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6 Awesome examples of EdTech for the visually impaired student

Teachers

Technology has improved accessing information, entertainment and education for differently abled students. We have touched the subject of web accessibility on this blog before — why it matters and how to create such a design. For this blog, I thought it would be a fun, and useful exercise to explore some of these incredible technologies aimed at supporting the visually impaired in reaching their goals.

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