Computers are programmed to approach problems in a systematic way, relentlessly seeking solutions – in a way that is undaunted and fearless – and which many educational experts feel could be a valuable asset to the thinking tool-kit of students. Wing goes so far as to say it should be taught to youngsters alongside reading and maths.
Deploying a LMS at your school is naturally an enormous undertaking, it costs both time and money and no small amount of frustration and good management; it is seldom welcome to add further steps to the process. However, there are some important micro-steps and tricks that you can employ in your integration process to truly make it a success. Read on to find out more!
Incorporating AI in education opens up many new and exciting possibilities. It can be used to help with planning courses, assessing students and ensuring the delivery of personalized and adaptive learning. Rather than worrying that AI will replace teachers, we need to focus instead on how teachers can use AI effectively in the classroom to reap the benefits of technological innovations in their classrooms.
I’ve explored both sides of the AR argument in this and my previous blog; and as far as I can see the jury is still out on the broad-based impact it is currently having on K12 education. The use of AR in real life classrooms can lead to what some teachers might call less teaching and more entertaining, but I still believe that with careful planning, these AR tools could add enormous value.
For single parents, it can be overwhelming to try and narrow down all the safe online spaces for young people; even sites that seem kid-friendly can have social networking features that can be an issue for young children. Here are a few ideas on what kind of educational online activities can parents engage in with their young children and some corresponding sites and apps that your child can utilize for fun and learning.
Humor has a very important cognitive and neurological role to play in our abilities to retain information, handle incongruity or seek and recognize patterns. Helping your students to share a joke, or even perpetuating an ongoing humorous event that is shared by the class and create a more comfortable learning environment. Read on to find out more about how to harness the power of humor in your classroom.
Instructional Technology Coaching (ITC) is a prevalent method of deploying on-going professional development for teachers, with a specific focus on the integration of technology into both the curriculum, as well as the method of instruction. So herewith 12 rules I have developed, using the resources you will find at the end of the blog, to keep your coaching relevant, interesting and even fun.
Project-based learning, is a powerful way to not only impart information, by exploration, but has the added advantage of stimulating and developing a range of other skills and habits such as communication, creativity, curiosity, confidence and collaboration. But why is digital PBL so rare in foundational and elementary phases?
Around 17% of American students experience bullying two to three times a month and according to the US Department of Health & Human Services, 50 percent of children aged 4 through 12 are bullied. Aside from children reporting instances of bullying and cyberbullying to their parents and teachers, experts note that the public school system has other options to help students. Tracking a student’s performance is one of those ways.
Grading and assessments are a hot potato in the field of education, as states and the federal government try to at once apply common standards, but also limit the amount of time students spend sitting assessments. Today we’ll look at how technology can assist teachers to streamline the process, as well as extract more valuable information on how students are tracking on their learning pathways.