Adjusting Your Teaching To Increasingly Powerful Technology

Adjusting Your Teaching To Increasingly Powerful Technology

Adjusting Your Teaching To Increasingly Powerful Technology Curiosity is the “complex feeling and cognition that accompanies a desire to learn what is unknown,” according to Min Jeong Kang and fellow researchers in a 2009 study. Neurological research here focused on, among other areas, the difference in neural activity when answers are presented, and when questions are presented for both high-curiosity and low-curiosity questions.

Knowing the Difference Between Digital Skills and Digital Literacies, and Teaching Both

Knowing the Difference Between Digital Skills and Digital Literacies, and Teaching Both

Digital literacies are not solely about technical proficiency but about the issues, norms, and habits of mind surrounding technologies used for a particular purpose. -Doug Belshaw, educational researcher We often hear people talk about the importance of digital knowledge for 21st-century learners. Unfortunately, many focus on skills rather than literacies.

Why Is A Virtual Classroom Better Than A Real One?

Why Is A Virtual Classroom Better Than A Real One? – eLearning Industry

Imagine a traditional classroom with a teacher and a group of students. Depending on the class roster, a single lecture could be given to people with various knowledge levels. These situations present a difficult choice for teachers: Either repeat the material and lose time, or go ahead and risk being misunderstood.

Supporting Deeper Learning in the Classroom

Supporting Deeper Learning in the Classroom

For today’s students to effectively compete in the global workforce, they must develop the skills, understandings, and mindsets necessary to prepare them for the careers and challenges of tomorrow. This means more than learning to read and write – it means being able to master academic content and apply that knowledge across contexts in a meaningful way.

22 Digital Tools You Must Have in Your Classroom

22 Digital Tools You Must Have in Your Classroom

If you don’t have children, you may not have noticed the massive changes going on in the local schoolhouse. Those geeky tech tools that we adults like to avoid are taking over the classroom. Every year, students face new iPads, apps, online grading systems, webtools, digital devices, LMSs, cloud-based homework, digital portfolios, and more.

Personalized Learning: What It Really Is and Why It Really Matters

Personalized Learning: What It Really Is and Why It Really Matters

The authors offer a framework-based on three years of campus visits-for thinking about (1) the circumstances under which personalized learning can help students and (2) the best way to evaluate the real educational value for products that are marketed under the personalized learning banner.

Stop Innovating in Schools. Please.

Stop Innovating in Schools. Please. – Modern Learning

Too often when we talk about “innovation” in education, we point to that new set of Chromebooks or those shiny new Smartboards as examples of our efforts to change what we do in the classroom. That is, after all, what “innovation” is all about, to “make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products.”

Is Teaching Style an Ethical Issue? A Perspective on Using Digital Resources in the Classroom

Is Teaching Style an Ethical Issue? A Perspective on Using Digital Resources in the Classroom

Upon first reading the article “Is Embracing Digital Learning a Moral Issue for Educators?” by Wesley Fryer published on www.SpeedofCreativity.org , I was quick to believe that the subject is being blown out of proportion. To regard a teacher’s choice not to be a “21st Century educator” by using digital resources as immoral or unethical seems rash and inappropriate.