While digital citizenship has been a trend for many years, not all schools have a comprehensive program to address the most critical topics that affect almost every young person today. Here are some things that should be at the forefront of teaching digital citizenship with ideas on creating activities centered around the positives:
The current situation in most educational institutions calls for a flexible hybrid learning approach in order to minimize further disruption and ensure that high-quality teaching and learning can continue. Here are a few ways in which in which edtech enables hybrid learning:
Through the use of AR/VR tools, students can connect more closely with what they are studying and build upon their knowledge by creating authentic representations of what they have learned. Here are 7 options to get started with that can be used in STEM/STEAM courses or in any content area!
The OECD has designed four alternative scenarios that may become reality soon, with education technology as the common denominator. These may help us prepare for the future, by identifying possible threats and opportunities. So let’s look into the crystal ball and see what may happen in education in the near future.
The principles of effective teaching are evidence-based guidelines to help all educators become master teachers. However, as a teacher, you might find it difficult to apply all of these principles online. They need to be adapted to work online, at least until everyone can safely return to face to face classes.
Educators are specifically trained to detect potential abuse and neglect in the physical classroom, but those skills may not translate so readily to the digital environment. This article provides teachers a few best practices for identifying the signs of abuse and neglect in the digital learning environment.
Edtech alone does not replace teachers’ work, and it doesn’t automatically improve the student learning experience; but when used to enhance the work of educators and to improve the quality and quantity of educational content, learners will thrive — either in the hybrid classroom or in the virtual one.
With the job to provide entertainment to people who can switch a channel any time they get bored, talk-show hosts know how to gain their viewers’ attention. There is no reason that educators can’t adapt some of these techniques, such as the games they play with their guests, for the classroom.
The effects of confinement and isolation are already beginning to show. Public health specialists worn about the new epidemic of mental health issues caused by isolation. Pets (even virtual) might be the help we need! Let’s make our online classes pet-friendly and help our students become more empathetic and more socially engaged.
Designing personalized learning paths for students is still a work in progress, with so many variables that affect the degree of personalization. As education technologies develop in this direction, educators will be able to improve their work further and achieve better results