I write a lot about teachers and teaching. This is motivated by two things: One, I’m passionate about education, and two, I’m worried about education. Lately I’ve been writing a lot more about the latter. Here’s what’s happening: Good teachers are leaving. States won’t fix the reasons why teachers are leaving.
Families and communities have a tremendous role to play in improving educational and reading outcomes for children around the globe.
Finding research that definitively proves that the use of computers/technology makes a difference in learning has been difficult, primarily due to the many variables that exist when it comes to how students master content. However, there is one powerful study that proves that technology should be used by students at the lower grades.
Our students live in an online world. They’re emotionally and physically attached to their devices and many of their relationships exist within technology. As educators, there are many ways that we have had to adapt to this changing landscape of communication within our teaching, and when I look around my institution, I think we’re doing a remarkable job at keeping up with the rapid pace of change.
During formative years, it’s important to extend students’ learning beyond just typical academics. Social and emotional learning (SEL) helps students develop emotional intelligence and create long-lasting impact outside of the classroom. It’s a phrase thrown around a lot these days. But what does it mean?
One persistent challenge for educational policymakers and planners related to the potential use of informational and communication technologies (ICTs) in remote, low income communities around the world is that most products, services, usage models, expertise, and research related to ICT use in education come from high-income contexts and environments.
On November 17th, educators from around the world gathered virtually to explore ideas around what it means to create at The Virtual Summit by EdTechTeam . Sessions ranged from Creating with Chromebooks to Creating Real World Problem Solvers and Creating Teacher Leaders.
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
Is it possible we’re about to see a big change in the way we approach curricula design? In a world where Artificial Intelligence (AI) machines can access, deliver and learn an almost infinite amount of information in a matter of milliseconds, does it really make sense to be teaching students facts and figures?