Schools need to understand the importance of investing in the right edtech resources and platforms, not just to elevate teaching and learning, but to ensure that these address their overall aims and support staff when it comes to reducing workloads and streamlining processes. So where do schools start in terms of identifying the most appropriate and effective edtech tools for them?
The age of “true” AI in the classroom is still dawning, but is swiftly moving towards a point where the neural networks of AI computers will begin to mirror the neural networks of learners in a way that can anticipate every nuance of difficulty, skills development, application and input that will bring about personalized learning at a scale and depth we have never seen before.
If a regular company would invest in its employees if it would work towards their advancement and education in order to have said employees achieve great results, why would a school be any different? Here are some basic rules on how to ensure your teacher body stays on top of industry standards and advance in their professional development journey continuously.
Finland’s enviable educational outcomes is no overnight success. Not only do they have a long history of enshrining and elevating learning, but continue to utilize all the very latest technologies as well as research to add significant value not only to their own pedagogical approaches, but indeed to those of the world.
The Nordic educational success is not an anomaly or indeed an overnight success, but borne of a deep respect and regard for learning, a culture of absolute equality in the eyes of the state, and its services, and a concerted societal effort to place learning first.
Educators can identify meaningful and effective learning tools to ensure teaching and learning is at its very best — not only helping students succeed, but providing ways for them to streamline workloads. Edtech really does seem a win-win solution for students and educators.
Building strong teacher-parent relationships takes time and patience. Schools need to prepare the ground for clear communication, expectation setting, and even conflict resolution. However, finding the right edtech tools can have tremendous benefits, especially when it comes to supporting students in their learning journey.
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.
Educational institutions of all shapes and sizes have to manage a lot of sensitive data, be it related to their students or the faculty body and everyone who ever sets foot on the school’s premises. Solutions do exist to protect all this data at any given time, but they’re hardly simple, practical and affordable at the same time.
Let’s look at some best practices, classroom techniques, technologies and processes that are not only assisting students with dyslexia, but indeed children with other learning disabilities, as well as the entire class.