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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.

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What educators can learn from marketers in terms of visual communication

Teachers

If nothing else, the key thing that both marketers and educators have in common is that they’re trying to create a deep, emotional connection between their audience and the message they’re trying to get across. But teachers still fill lessons with textbooks featuring page after page of dissections of topics that naturally keep students at arms length. It’s time educators learn something from marketers in terms of visual communication.

effective e-teachers
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Another 3 habits of effective e-teachers

Teachers

We all hope that the future generations, who have been taught using a blend of face-to-face and online education, will still recall the teachers (rather than the software) that made a difference. There are a few habits that great online instructors (I prefer e-teachers) employ to find that tricky balance between mapping out yards of content, and adding a pace, personality and enjoyment to their subjects. Here are three of them:

technology can cultivate creative art skills in students
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How technology can cultivate creative art skills in students

Teachers

Many schools have embraced Edtech in their curriculum when it comes to teaching subjects like science, math, history, geography, etc. But the true potential of EdTech will be left untapped until it is used to rekindle the interest around creative art, an area of education that seems to have been neglected by our school system. Let’s take a look at a few creative art skills and how they can be developed with the help of Edtech.

aspects of digital citizenship
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5 Aspects of digital citizenship students must be aware of

Teachers

Good digital citizens typically use technology and online content legally, don’t troll or abuse others online and generally use technology in a positive way. Good Digital Citizenship also amounts to a form of “online hygiene”, teaching students these kinds of “clean” online practices will keep them and their data safer. Today’s blog explores a few useful examples.

myths about BYOD in the classroom
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Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom

Teachers

Allowing students to use their mobile devices for learning at school used to be a wild idea. But let’s face the fears surrounding BYOD and follow those that already achieved wonderful results by allowing students to bring their own devices to school and use them for their learning. So, I invite you to place the next three myths about BYOD in the classroom right next to dragons, flying horses, and the treasure at the end of the rainbow.

roles of teachers in networked learning environments
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3 Alternative roles of teachers in networked learning environments

Teachers

Today we will further that exploration via a few definitions mooted by pedagogues over the years, each of which offers a useful insight into how the role of instructor needs to change in environments were content and information is freely available, but where collaboration, creativity and critical thinking needs to be ever more actively, and explicitly encouraged. The networked learning environments will only expand and grow.

role of the teacher in the online classroom
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What is the role of the teacher in the online classroom? Connectivism might provide an answer

Teachers

Enabling interaction, collaboration and social learning online is perhaps the most difficult, and yet most important, part of teaching online. To truly create a dynamic, interactive, social and collaboration-rich online learning environment requires a redefinition of what it is to teach. So how do the practices of the educator change in networked environments, where information is readily accessible? Read on to find out.

Makerspaces go digital
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Makerspaces go digital: 6 options for the blended classroom

Teachers

What makes Makerspaces so attractive is that they are accompanied by images of students getting “their hands dirty”, experimenting and tinkering in the real-world, and getting out from behind the screen. Many Makerspace projects exist and are conducted in blended learning environments using digital tools. I thought we could explore some of the Makerspaces and tools that are blending online and physical environments.

teachers to connect with other teachers
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5 Innovative ways for teachers to connect with other teachers

Teachers

The professional development programs offered by most districts can be a somewhat bland, formulaic and often times an irrelevant experience. Teachers have begun to rely on useful online tools to connect with common sense advice, camaraderie and support from other teachers. What follows is a short list of innovative ways for teachers to connect with other like-minded individuals online.

TED Talks every teacher should see
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Top 7 TED Talks every teacher should see

Teachers

TED Talks are awesome. Maybe it’s the variety of topics they cover, the perfectly timed length, the simple setting, or maybe all of these; but either way, I think we can all agree that TED Talks are awesome. And if we add education to the mix, they are even more awesome. So check out these TED Talks of teachers or educational experts that every teacher should see!

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