In a Uber-like educational system, clients (students) have access to the best service providers (schools, universities, teachers, etc.). To a certain extent, this approach already exists, especially as far as Higher Education is concerned. But uberization takes the process to the next level. Let’s see some suggestions and analyze their viability in real-life situations!
Since the Internet of Things (IoT) is present in our daily lives, it is only natural to include it in the education system, too. When thinking about IoT’s transformative potential in education, we should analyze three different layers of improvement, from top to bottom: the student, the teacher, and the school.
Whether podcasts are a supplement to your curriculum, one of several options for a final product at the end of a unit, or an assessment that each student contributes to in their own way, there are many opportunities for choice, creativity, and reflection during the process. And, there are multiple tools that can be used already available in most classrooms.
Although it is a challenge to ensure academic integrity in online classrooms, the future of remote learning is hopeful. In this chaotic period in education, e-learning and edtech solutions are very helpful. Teachers are the leaders of the learning process, and student success begins with them and the classroom culture they create.
Encouraging more students to participate in online classes means giving each one plenty of opportunities to do so and creating the right environment. If you’re feeling stuck right now or want to get them to open up more, here are seven activities to try next:
As we embrace the challenges that may continue to come throughout the rest of this school year and prepare for the next, we must stay flexible and be willing to take more risks with new ideas and digital tools in our classrooms. Here are five tools that promote creativity and provide fun learning experiences for students and teachers, and even families!
Teaching remotely can be tricky since building relationships in a virtual classroom is a skill that comes with experience. Wherever you are in your online teaching journey, you can still make the best out of any situation. Here are a few tips and tricks that I’ve learned along the way that can make building an online rapport much easier:
Being a teacher has always been a tough job that can drain the last ounce of energy out of you regularly. In the past year, “teacher-tired” has changed into “digitally fatigued,” moving towards a new exhaustion level. Here’s how to overcome digital fatigue as a teacher:
Building a resilient school culture ensures that the whole school will be more prepared to deal with changes, big and small. While we don’t know yet when we will return to “normal,” we do know that showing emotional support goes a long way.
Edtech brings new ways for parents to know more about school activities and their children’s progress in each subject they are learning, and generally be more present in their whole learning experience. There are at least three avenues that support parental engagement through educational technologies, so let’s explore them!