Managing change in a school isn’t about choosing a new platform or migrating to a new system — it’s about the people that will work with the new tools and how comfortable they are with doing so effectively. Here’s how to help teachers and administrators see the value of edtech:
The promise of education in the 21st century is for no child to be left behind. However, some students have been left behind by the traditional model of teaching in the classroom. By moving parts of a class or entire classes online, teachers can ensure that every student is being reached.
Authentic learning is all about going back to basics: learning and experimenting to solve everyday problems. It is successfully used in both K12 and higher education. We believe that with a pinch of edtech it could be a good solution for many students across the globe.
Personalized instruction puts educators in the position to plan and deliver content, create and assess tasks in various ways to cater for students as individuals, while nurturing a learning environment that implies interactivity and flexibility. All this will lead to better students results, more motivation, and real engagement from students in their own personal growth and development.
Edtech can reduce a school’s administrative burden through various systems and automated processes, and also improve the student learning experience through engaging learning materials, targeted support during the learning process, assessment of mastery and progress tracking.
When it comes to professional development for educators, it’s vital to learn about the edtech options available. Although teachers have advanced resources, many are unsure how best to implement them in the classroom. Here are a few methods for staying current in education technology trends:
The sudden pivot to digital learning has thrown the education system into flux. But there are a few online teaching hacks that instructors can adopt now. Here are 7 tips for making the digital teaching experience more fruitful for everyone involved:
Setting up authentic online S.T.E.A.M. units will reap many benefits for both teachers and students. After completing a unit, teachers will have an incredible resource that they can refine and use again, and students will have taken part in rich learning experiences that inspired curiosity and creativity they can leverage to their benefits in the future.
With schools under lockdown, parents have taken on the role of teachers, in addition to being caregivers and workers. Now more than ever, schools need to establish a good relationship with parents, as their actions and expectations play a role in remote learning as well, especially for younger students, who have not yet developed the skills to set goals and standards for themselves.
By providing different choices through the many digital tools and methods available, our students are empowered to drive their learning, determine their personal interests, and in the process, build essential skills, and develop empathy. We also create opportunities to help our students develop social-emotional learning (SEL) skills while at home during this time.