Computer literacy
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Computer literacy: The invisible skills gap?

Teachers

I have found that a great many sites and authors interchange and conflate “computer literacy” and “digital literacy”. The problem is, the concept of “digital natives” is in fact a fallacy – and one that is creating a serious blindspot in what we think is appropriate workplace and college preparation, and what is actually required.

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BETT 2019 in review: The future of education is now!

News

It’s hard to imagine what the future of education will be like when you’re already surrounded by it. That was the general feeling I had while attending BETT just last week. The BETT Show is one of the oldest and largest events in the ed-tech industry worldwide and the NEO Team was proud to be a part of it this year as well.

EdTech definitions 2
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EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 2

E-learning

Welcome to Part 2 of our EdTech terminology post, where we hope to give you a relatively simple roadmap to help navigate the thickets of education technology buzzwords and phrases that tend to appear in discussions and debates. This time I will zero in on a few education-based phrases that are often conflated or interchanged leading to a lack of clarity.

Accommodating different learning styles
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21st-Century classrooms: Accommodating different learning needs

Teachers

Let’s explore all the different types of learning styles and how a classroom can better provide a learning experience that meets the needs of everyone. From visual to auditory, there are many different learning styles that each require their own unique approach – and adding technology into the mix can be a great way of creating the required adaptable learning environment.

EdTech definitions every teacher should know
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EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 1

E-learning

Not only are the wide variety of acronyms found in the world of EdTech confusing, but there is quite a bit of overlap — as well as misuse — of terms that can make navigating the literature (in particular online literature) on the subject of EdTech confusing and unhelpful. So check out these EdTech definitions every teacher should know!

EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning
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Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

Teachers

Considering that Social Emotional Learning (SEL) seems to be a wholly “human-human” interaction, it may be hard to imagine that EdTech can add to or even improve SEL teaching. But even when dealing with the development of soft skills such as those described by SEL, EdTech does have a role to play. Read more to find out how EdTech can enable SEL.

edtech conferences
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6 Tips for making the most of ed tech exhibitions

School Management

For many teachers, edtech conferences are a major highlight of the school year and a great opportunity to connect with fellow educators. So besides packing their bags, laptops, agendas and passports, teachers can do a little extra something: their pre conference homework. In order to get the most out of your time, here are some steps to help you navigate the exhibition area like a pro.

Time-saving tips and tricks for teachers
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Time-saving tips and tricks for teachers to use in the New Year

Teachers

As we start a new year it’s often helpful to sweep away the metaphorical cobwebs of the last year, set goals and priorities and plan ways to meet whichever resolutions we have made. Very often we decide to “get organised” and find an optimal plan and schedule that helps us get more things done, more efficiently. Let’s look at some of the tips, tricks and tools other teachers are using to get the most out of their day, and time.

classroom tech and the collaborative learning experience
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The blossoming partnership between classroom tech and the collaborative learning experience

Teachers

While traditional teaching methods have served us well until now, the huge opportunities presented to us by technology cannot be ignored — whether in a college or pre-K environment. And as a new generation of digital natives enters the education system, it’s important that the tools they encounter reflect the outside world — and technology plays a key role in delivering this.

e-learning is perfect for introverted students
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5 Reasons e-learning is perfect for introverted students

E-learning

Chances are, one in three (if not even one in two) students is introverted. This means they don’t particularly enjoy being surrounded by people at all times, they are not very vocal about neither their struggles nor their successes in their learning process, need a little extra time to participate in any kind of discussion and prefer to engage in independent activities rather than group ones.

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