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.
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.
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.
Will classes in curiosity, problem-solving and creative thinking soon be on the curriculum? Our latest report thinks it should.
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.
The Benefits Of Blended Learning by April Giarla The teaching landscape is rapidly changing, the technological rise of the 21 st century and widespread integration of those technologies into our society, combined with access to the internet has integrally changed teaching in just a few years.
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.”
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.
Why Students Don’t Do Their Homework-And What You Can Do About It by Dr. Jennifer Davis Bowman ‘ That was homework?’ ‘That’s due today?’ ‘But… it was the weekend.’ We hear a lot of stuff when students don’t do their homework. Our cup runneth over with FBI-proof, puppy-dog eyes, procrastinated-filled homework excuses.
Kathy Perez has decades of experience as a classroom educator, with training in special education and teaching English language learners. She also has a dynamic style. Sitting through her workshop presentation was like being a student in her classroom.