Education Technology Tips For Students And Teachers
Back in 2012, Jason Blanchard wrote an article for Edudemic about the problems with Course management systems (CMSs), such as Blackboard and Moodle. At that time, CMSs were centralized platforms that host software tools essential for online course instructors and students. CMS tools often offered: a way for professors to upload content, like lectures, notes, […]
If we know one thing about teachers, it’s this: you guys sure are a creative lot. Whether you’re outfitting your walls with colorful decorations, gamifying your classroom, directing a class movie with special effects, or differentiating your teaching approaches, teaching requires a special kind of creative spark. We’re all about creativity here at Edudemic, and […]
The role teachers play in the educational system is significant and vital, but if teachers are the heart of the operation, administrators are the bones. You support teachers, forge relationships with students and the public, and strive to create a school environment that is beneficial for everyone who walks through the doors. How can you […]
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Every teacher already knows that each student learn differently from his or her peers. In the last couple of decades a theory emerged that a few key learning styles could explain and define some of those differences in how children learn. We even published this infographic here a couple of years ago that explored the […]
Bullying is the unfortunate outward effect of conflict between students. Left unaddressed, bullying can lead to serious problems for all those involved. The following article offers tools to identify bullying and help you get to the root of the problem. Why Bullies Do What They Do We live in a society that rewards bullies; […]
If you’re like most people, you think of drones in a military or even in a police context. It’s no wonder why, really, when they most often appear in news reports on the heels of a drone strike we’ve carried out in another country, when discussing drone monitoring or policing programs, or in exploring the […]
Despite what many who work outside of education are so fond of arguing, we educators know the sad truth about teacher salaries. Unlike teachers in other leading education systems the world over, American teachers are underpaid for their education, expertise, energy, and time. Given that reality, it is often desirable – and even necessary – […]
You know that teaching involves more than the dispensing of facts. It is more important than ever that teachers help students learn HOW to learn. Skills that prepare students for 21st century careers involve more than memorization; critical thinking, collaboration and problem solving are key. The way to help students gain those skills is by […]
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September sent teachers all across the nation back to the front of the room. That of course meant a return to Pinterest, too. To teachers Pinterest is no joke. In fact, Edudemic sees surges of traffic from Pinterest every day. Still, we had a few questions, so we asked the following question this past September: […]
Your students are probably Internet authorities. When it comes to Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, they might know far more than you. All of that time spent tweeting and chatting doesn’t necessarily translate to deep learning though. As students progress through school, online research skills become more important — for good reason. Both college professors and […]
Sure, you’ve heard of recycling, but have you heard of upcycling? Strictly defined, upcycling is what you’re doing when you take an old item that was intended for one purpose and turn it into something new. It’s different than recycling, in that the item at hand is not taken apart at the level of elements […]
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Teaching is a constantly evolving profession; new ideas and new techniques that may help you become a more effective educator are constantly emerging. However, ongoing training for teachers often comes in the form of expensive conferences that are beyond the district’s budget. What’s more, too much PD can feel like a distraction and a chore when […]
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There are many reasons why fictional children’s books are a great resource for learning. First, the cute and funny characters pictured in these books are relatable and keep students’ attention. This helps teachers teach the skill of reading more easily than with the bland textbooks that college professors use. Second, reading a fictional book and […]
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YouTube is one of the most popular websites on the planet and a vast resource for educational content. The site is home to over 10 million videos tagged as educational, many of them submitted by your fellow teachers. A completely free resource this huge and varied has nearly endless potential for the classroom. Here are […]
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Education in this country is often the subject of loud and rancorous debate. It is one, however, that most frequently concerns what happens during school hours. But academic and non-academic learning and development don’t stop once the last bell of the day rings. In fact, as any good educator knows, even when a school day […]