Standout with these 5 Lesson Improvement Tips

Standout with these 5 Lesson Improvement Tips

It’s a necessary evil based in scientific research. Tedious, time-consuming, and difficult are among the most common words used to describe the process. Yet, whether you’re anxiously typing away with excitement or it’s something you loathe entirely, lesson planning continues to be a gold standard in today’s teaching industry (and for good reason). Small businesses that have a plan in place are proven to be twice as likely Continue reading “Standout with these 5 Lesson Improvement Tips”

Return Your Students to Normalcy: 5 Tips to Getting Back to Learning

Return Your Students to Normalcy: 5 Tips to Getting Back to Learning

Sharpen those pencils, folks. A new school year is upon us.

What that means for every teacher may be a little different, but one thing remains the same: among those crisp spiral notebooks, sparkly new folders and updated wardrobes is a group of young minds prepared to learn. Right? Wrong.

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6 Things the Best Teachers Do

6 Things the Best Teachers Do

They say that no two teachers are alike. Each one has a teaching style that creates a unique classroom experience. Some prefer project-based learning, while others use interactive assessments to measure student growth. No matter whether young or old, urban or rural, Math or English, there are several traits that the best teachers have in common. Continue reading “6 Things the Best Teachers Do”

3 Ways to Leverage Technology to Help Nontraditional Students

3 Ways to Leverage Technology to Help Nontraditional Students

Originally found on http://www.edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2017/04/3-ways-leverage-technology-help-nontraditional-students

Nearly half of the students enrolled in higher education are considered nontraditional. For a quarter of them, this nontraditional aspect is that they are over the age of 30, NPR reports.

In spite of the large amount of older students who are enrolled, an article on Forbes reports that no matter what kind of degree they are seeking, older students are completing them at lower rates than their peers.

Just as technology can do a lot for today’s “traditional” students, universities can leverage it successfully to help those who are a bit older complete their degrees. Continue reading “3 Ways to Leverage Technology to Help Nontraditional Students”

3 Innovations Borne Out of Virtual Classrooms Expand Higher Education’s Reach

3 Innovations Borne Out of Virtual Classrooms Expand Higher Education’s Reach

Originally found on http://www.edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2017/03/3-innovations-borne-out-virtual-classrooms-expand-higher-education-s-reach

For college students, taking classes virtually offers the opportunity to learn flexibly — whenever and wherever they want. Though lack of social interaction has been a concern, online education has helped to foster some big innovations in collaboration at universities.

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Department of Education’s Higher Ed Tech Plan Puts Focus on Data Analytics and Online Education

Department of Education’s Higher Ed Tech Plan Puts Focus on Data Analytics and Online Education

Originally found on http://www.edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2017/01/department-education-s-higher-ed-tech-plan-puts-focus-data

Technology can empower higher education students to boost their grades or attend classes despite other responsibilities — or locations. The Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology hopes that all universities will take advantage of the possibilities technology can create for students.

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Project-Based Learning: Taking Students to a Deeper Level

Project-Based Learning: Taking Students to a Deeper Level

By Nanda Krish

In learning, there may be no greater tool for students than hands-on experience. Consider a classroom of first-graders who were lead in an endeavor to raise trout eggs while understanding environmental impacts. Or a high-school biology teacher who had her students create a project on any system in the human body, with results that included everything from a board game based on the nervous system to a physical model of the knee. In both situations, the teacher acted as a facilitator, guiding students as they crafted their own work, all leading to a final presentation.

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