Gather student data, make predictions about their learning-and perhaps their future. For years education companies have tried to apply technologies to better understand students and tailor their learning experiences, or support instructors who can intervene when human help is needed. Today the latest buzz revolves around machine learning, which education technologists claim can support more precise tools.
Good writing skills remain a vital requirement for employment and advancement, so I welcome the occasional blog post on the subject. Hopefully teachers will share this post, or some of the ideas expressed in it, with their students.
If there’s one thing that anyone in any position of authority must be willing to provide in order to inspire action and achievement, it’s leadership. So what about our schools and the teachers and admins who guide their policies? What could we consider to be the most crucial school leadership best practices to follow for making any school successful?
Who says it should be confined to conferences or journal articles? When you teach online, the words of celebrated thinkers can offer plenty of food for thought. And Albert Einstein provides a perfect example… Although he’s known for re-writing the laws of physics, Einstein’s genius extended beyond his academic achievements.
Allow me to begin with a question: Do you like to repeat yourself? I must admit that I don’t enjoy saying the same thing over and over again. After a while, sentences like I didn’t get that., Could you repeat it?, or Sorry, I wasn’t paying attention…
This is no easy task. It takes skill, and a light hand. Especially when you’re teaching adult learners. The challenges are many. For example: * The communication environment is devoid of visual cues. Your message can easily be misinterpreted, and offence taken. * Online learners are at their most vulnerable when being assessed.
As a foreign language teacher, I am always looking for innovative ways to allow my students to demonstrate what they have learned. I want students to be able to choose a tool that brings out their creative side and, as …
The need for digital learning content in classrooms is nothing new, but teachers, parents and students are becoming more vocal in their desire to provide or have access to such materials outside of…
In an earlier post here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning I talked about the 8 elements of the critical thinking process and I argued that critical thinking is a cognitive process that requires disruptive patterns of thinking, ones that question the status quo of propositions and leads to the creation of alternative lines of reasoning.