kids with their homework
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Easy, painless ways to help your kids with their homework

Parents

All parents want their children to be successful and getting good grades can be a crucial first step towards that success. How can you help your child succeed in a world where teachers assign more homework than ever? Luckily, there are many things you can do as a parent and none of them require you doing homework for your child. Read on to find out a few of them.

Educational infographics
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Educational infographics: The good, the bad and the ugly

Teachers

Infographics are powerful, shareable pieces of communication. Learning how they work well, and understanding one’s subject matter in the process is in turn a powerful way for students to appreciate perhaps complex or arcane details. There is no reason to shy away from these important data visualizations, but they should also be approached with care, as simply mimicking their form will not necessarily yield their effect.

video-based learning
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Video-based learning: Why it works [Part 2]

E-learning

Last week we began an in-depth exploration of why video-based learning works from a cognitive, psychological and learning theory point of view. Today we will look at specific pitfalls of creating multimedia and video-based learning content based on principles extracted by Prof. Mayer from his many, many experiments in his cognitive psychology lab. So read on to find out more!

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4 Popular misconceptions about Virtual Reality in education

Teachers

The use of VR techniques in classrooms is becoming a more common practice, as Virtual Reality provides meaningful and novel ways to connect with both students and teachers. But despite its many benefits, there are some common misconceptions about virtual reality that keep people from embracing this type of technology. Here are some of the more common ones.

video-based learning
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Video-based learning: Why it works [Part 1]

E-learning

In my previous blog post, I discussed some of the initial steps teachers need to take in order to flip their classrooms. One of those steps is getting comfortable with video. Today I’m going to explore not so much the “what” and “how” of this powerful e-learning tool, but the “why”.

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Where to begin if you want to flip your classroom?

Flipped Classroom

Educators who have attempted to flip their classrooms know that it’s a long process that requires many hours of consideration and planning. We have prepared a short list of ways to dip your toe in, so to speak, and experiment with the process of flipping a classroom, without overhauling your entire activities in one go. So check out these basic steps you need to take in order to prepare for your flipped classroom journey.

NEO at ISTE 2018!
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Meet NEO at ISTE 2018!

News

NEO will be exhibiting at ISTE 2018, between June 25-27. The NEO team is super-excited to head over to Chicago in less than a week! It’s the fourth time we will be exhibiting at ISTE, so we are four times as excited. We will be providing attendees with insights on how to effectively manage online classroom activities, answering any questions, and showcasing the newest features such as adaptive learning and micro learning.

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The amazing power of ed-tech on connecting classrooms

Teachers

More and more teachers are using online tools to connect their classrooms globally. Specifically, there is a range of ways teachers are using technology to connect their students — in an organized education-specific manner, with classrooms in other parts of the country and the world. What are the benefits of trying this new global approach to teaching? Is it worth the effort? The answer seems to be YES, it is well worth it.

Specific Technical Skills
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Teaching students specific technical skills

Teachers

It is too soon to establish how e-learning technologies will feature in this brave new action plan of academic/technical streaming, although there can be no doubt that they will. Be assured that we will keep a ready eye on developments in the UK, with the hope that they find a winning formula in providing young people with practical, necessary qualifications that ensure equality and social mobility for everyone willing to learn.

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Meeting student needs through student-centered learning

Teachers

Student-centered learning is a hot topic among educators around the world. No matter if their students have just joined the education system or they are enrolled in Higher Education, more and more teachers and various other stakeholders turn to the student-centered approach to education. Student-centered learning is better aligned with the 21st Century learning needs of students.

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