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.
The Internet is an amazing resource for people of all ages. A solid awareness of Information Fluency coupled with a sense of good digital citizenship will keep any Web user on the straight and narrow. But what about beginners?
10 Reasons To Use Virtual Reality In The Classroom by Ashley McCann Although still an emerging technology in terms of recognizing its full potential, virtual reality offers the opportunity to step into places, roles, and experiences that were previously impossible, or at the very least, inaccessible to most.
In blended learning, teachers combine traditional classroom and online instruction. This often includes videos and interactive activities as a part of the digital curriculum, either to the entire class or to groups of students. Meeting the promise of personalized learning requires student engagement with this content.
12 Myths About Project-Based Learning by Terry Heick Simple premise: What are the most common myths about project-based learning? Put another way, what do we misunderstand about PBL that keeps it from realizing its full potential? At TeachThought, we’re proponents of project-based learning as one of countless progressive learning models that can grow teachers-and thus …
How much time should a student spend at school? In the age of electronic media, a school could be everywhere, or it could possibly be nowhere. Either scenario is alarming. This month’s question from Cathy Rubin’s Global Search for Education is “How much time should a student spend at school?
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 …
Last month’s article discussed the many benefits of computer-based assessments, but it ended with a caveat. Technology cannot make a poorly designed assessment better-it just scales a poorly designed assessment to more people. In fact, the hardest part of developing good online assessments often happens offline-developing assessments that are reliable, fair, valid, and transparent.