Category: Ed-Tech

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10 Lessons For The Digital Teacher | TeachThought

We have always told teachers about #8. We think that PLNs for teachers are important. If you’re a teacher, and you’re in any way digital (and you presumably are if you’re reading this), there are some strategies you might consider to lubricate the interaction between the two. And that’s where Lessons (more…)

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Link | Kanban in the Classroom

What started off as a scheduling system for production in Japan, was soon adopted by software developers. Ideas proliferate and are adapted by different users as it makes sense to them. How could teachers use a system designed for production in the classroom? Trello, an online Kanban tool has this to (more…)

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Article | Technology & Teachers

Yesterday, we talked of Technology Vs. Teachers. Today, we talk of Technology & Teachers. A key idea, inherent in the title of that post was the potential of disagreement between technology and teachers. We asked if a teacher can ever be replaced by digital tools. While the answer is obvious, it does (more…)

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Discussion | Future of Online Learning

This promises to be a “never-ending” debate; or perhaps it will end when education around the world embraces technology? Are there merits to this argument versus the need for supervised learning; even if there is use of technology in the classroom or outside. “Children in nurseries will soon be learning (more…)

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Ed-tech | How Students Are Using Smartphones

How do students typically use a smartphone? Do they just Instagram, Tweet, Post, Poke, Like, Snapchat, and Circle their friends all day long? Is it just text messaging or something more? To the naked eye, it would appear that students of just about any age are completely glued to their (more…)

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Video | What is Blended learning

The term “blended learning” is fast-becoming one of the education buzzwords that you will hear at conferences and in news articles. Some call it digital learning or “personalized learning,” which is another way of describing how teachers can work with students at their individual skill level and deliver real-time instruction (more…)

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Ed-Tech | iPads in Schools

It’s not very often that we see articles like this – the one’s that echo our sentiments so nicely. “It seems that every school is considering purchasing iPads these days, and Apple has reported that iPad sales to schools are currently outselling MacBook sales by a very large margin. However, (more…)

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Ed-Tech | Virtual Field Trips through Google+ Hangouts

Field trips for schools have always been an integral part of of the instructional process. But they take a lot of effort to organise and execute. There’s a lot of planning that has to go into it, and it is often the case that managing the children and ensuring their (more…)

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Opinion Poll | Use of Mobile Devices in Classrooms

This week we have focused on the use of mobile devices in the classroom, starting with our MI Monday post. We’d like to know a little more about your opinion on the use of mobile devices in the classroom and invite you to take this poll. Results are open, so (more…)