Excessive screen time and a lack of responsibility for time spent online is detrimental to students’ digital wellbeing. Schools can take charge and teach their students how to build better habits, whether it is by teaching internet etiquette or encouraging parents to set boundaries. In the end, digital wellbeing is about learning how to spend quality and not quantity time.
Technology in the classroom continues to transform the way that teachers teach and students learn. From balancing a checkbook to understanding elements of nutrition, time management, and even how to work as a member of a group, edtech can help to bridge the gap between the classroom and real life.
Technology has made immersive learning a reality rather than an impossible notion. You can adopt various ways to make this possible in the classroom, including incorporating virtual reality, mixed reality, augmented reality, and gamification. Remember that integrating this form of learning in the classroom is for students’ benefits, and the return on investment is inherently rewarding, eventually.
US teachers work around 12-16 hours a day, give or take. These numbers tell us that teachers spend much of their “free” time actually working. This practice has researchers wondering whether we should rethink the traditional grading system. An LMS can help make grading faster, more efficient and help you in your daily teaching tasks.
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:
When learning is truly personalized, each student has a voice in the learning process. This does not mean teachers lose theirs; they only create the perfect learning environment in which students have a say in their journey towards their goals. Students have their own expectations of what teaching and learning should look like. So, why not listen to their V.O.I.C.E?
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:
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.
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.
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.