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Guest post: Educational Toys for Your Kids to Shape their Future

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Kids learn and use so much information in their daily lives. What we have learned is that much of the information they retain is from playing with toys. Of course, in this case, toys are not just play things and more for educational purposes.

How Students Respond to Digital Media in the Classroom

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In an increasingly digital age, adults aren’t the only ones affected by technology. Digital media has a tremendous impact on young minds — in fact, it’s transforming the education system itself. Gone are the chalkboards and allergy-inducing erasers of old classrooms.

Guest post: Impact of AI in Education for Teachers and Students

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Artificial Intelligence is part of the education, being incorporated in the classrooms as a way of leaching and learning. Now we cannot imagine schools without computers and other AI technology, or teaching and learning without the help of AI online tools.

Quieten down your class with this website!

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CLASSCRAFT is a brilliant website which has a variety of features. My favourite is the ‘ Classroom Noise Volume Meter ‘! It has certainly quietened my pupils down. It is really simple to set up: Set the timer.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

Guest post: How to encourage parents to help struggling students

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At some point, every student struggles. Some find it hard in the first year of school, whilst others race ahead of their peers but flounder once they’ve reached their teen years. As a teacher, you can’t give every student full attention.

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Enhancing Cybersecurity in Our Education Systems

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Education has drastically changed with the emergence of technology. Approximately 80% of children now have access to a computer at home and start using the Internet at an early age. While this has its benefits in developing future skills that will be vital to them later on, it also has its dangers. Lauren Naylor of Grapevine, Texas warns that it could be a gateway to cyberbullying––an epidemic that affects close to 43% of children, with repeated attacks in one in four cases.

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How to use ‘Green Screen’ / ‘Chroma Key’ tech to look inside the human body!

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Our new class topic is called ‘iDoctor’ – in a nutshell: human biology with a STEAM focus. I decided to ask the children to use ‘Green Screen’ / ‘Chroma Key’ technology to look inside the human body! How do you do it?

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After-school coding programs position kids to be future leaders

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Those with computer science skills will continue to be highly sought-after in tomorrow’s job market. The U.S.

Guest post: 4 Powerful Visual Strategies For Teachers

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No one can deny the importance of visuals in content creation, digital learning, and promotions. Visuals play a huge role in conveying a message much more effectively to its audience. No matter what your field of expertise, this is one area that you cannot choose to ignore.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

How to Communicate with Parents, Students, and Colleagues (The Easy Way!)

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Keeping Everyone on the Same Page Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult When You Use this Simple Hack… Whether your students are in pre-kindergarten, high-school, or somewhere in between, one thing’s for certain– teaching them is not a solo sport.

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5 EdTech Trends Educators Need To Watch In 2019

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Technology is fast reshaping the education landscape. The Journal’s 2018 Teaching with Technology Survey reveals that 87% of educators , agree that technology has positively impacted their ability to teach. The survey also found that 96% of respondents say that technology will play a positive role in the future of education. From using YouTube to learning platforms , technology is increasingly enmeshed with the modern classroom.

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Guest post: 3 Ways to Make Classroom Presentations More Engaging

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Classroom presentations come with many challenges–not the least of which is keeping your students engaged long enough to teach the lesson!

Guest post: How to Make your eLearning Course More Interactive

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For online students, there’s nothing worse than being subjected to a dull, boring eLearning course. If staying motivated to sit through the course was not tough enough, an uninteresting course makes it even harder. Learning needs to be enjoyable. Being an online instructor, you need to get creative and find exciting ways to make your eLearning course informative and engaging for it to resonate with your students. They need to derive value from it while enjoying the process.

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Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

Lego WeDo 2.0 – Project Ideas for Key Stage 1

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I recently made a handy graphic to give Key Stage 1 teachers some ideas for successful projects with their classes. Click here to download the HQ PDF. education coding edtech Lego programming robotics teaching WeDo WeDo 2.0

Lesson reflection sheets

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I have recently been looking for new ways to end lessons. Aiming for more of a focus on reflection, I created a poster for my classroom: *Click here for the high-quality, printable PDF version.

Guest post: How to learn computer science at a summer school

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Computer science is one of the fastest emerging subjects in the world right now and the best thing about it is that there is a lot of scope for the subject in the entire world. The richest companies in the world are IT companies or companies related to software. Microsoft, Apple, Google, Facebook. You name it. If you don’t have enough time to learn computer science during your normal school days, you can still apply for computer science during summer school.

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Guest post: How to Encourage Your Child’s Interest in a STEM Subject

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Hopefully, your kids are getting a great, well-rounded education in a range of subjects like science, technology, engineering, and math at school: but for most kids, school classes alone aren’t enough to instil a lifelong interest in these subjects. If your child is showing an interest in a STEM subject, then the good news for parents is that there are a lot of easy ways to encourage your child and help to foster a greater love of learning and exploration for it.

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Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

The best way to learn – video textbooks!

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At Clutch Prep we call ourselves “the video version of textbooks”. Make no mistake however, we truly offer so much more.

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How to Integrate Online Lesson Plans Into Your Curriculum

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With only a few weeks left until the start of the new school year, many teachers are preparing their lesson plans for September and mapping out the curriculum for the rest of the academic calendar. As anyone who has worked in education knows, creating custom lesson plans can be time-consuming, especially when teaching multiple grade levels (such as in a high school), subjects (such as in an elementary school), or students with varying academic abilities.

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4 Ways to Improve Academic Writing Skills

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As a student, there’s no denying that writing is one of the most important skills you have. Sure, you know how to write; but do you know how to write well, especially in an academic setting? Regardless of what field you major in, you’ll almost always be required to write an academic paper at some point, but academic writing isn’t quite the same as other types of writing.

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Guest post: Using EdTech and AI to reduce social inequality

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The UK Educational Gap. When I first moved to the United Kingdom, I was very confused about the country’s educational system. It is a very complex matter. Schools can be Academies, Grammar Schools, State Schools, Independent Schools, Colleges, and so forth.

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EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

What is the SAMR model?

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A new acronym floating around at the moment is SAMR. But what does it mean and what implications does it have for classroom practise? SAMR stands for: substitution, augmentation, modification and redefinition. It basically details all the ways technology can impact or not on learning. Substitution.

Guest post: 2 Signs That You Aren’t Generating Questions Efficiently – Can AI help?

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Assessments and knowledge checks are central to any eLearning course. Good questions have the power to make the learning experience memorable and successful. They help prepare, reinforce, and evaluate. But good questions are also hard to come by.

Guest Post: Top Websites To Use When Teaching Writing.

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It’s that time of the year again when I go through my bookmarks and Diigo lists and try to choose websites I like when teaching writing: this prepares me well for the upcoming school year. Most of the time, I end up adding even more sites to the existing lists!

Technology Gives The Quietest Student A Voice.

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“Technology Gives The Quietest Student A Voice.” – Jerry Blumengarten. I absolutely love this quote. It is such a powerful reason to use technology in the classroom. Image courtesy of clickrain.com. But what does Jerry Blumengarten mean? A few years ago, I had a painfully shy and quiet class.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

How To Use QR Codes In Lessons.

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QR codes or quick response codes are brilliant to use in the classroom. They are basically machine-readable labels that contain information about the item to which attached. You can create them easily on the website QR Stuff.

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How To Document A Science Investigation Using Google Keep.

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Recently, my class did a science experiment, where we explored how rain falls. In short, you put shaving foam (the cloud) on top of a cup of water and drop food colouring onto it. When the cloud gets full, it begins to ‘rain’ the food colouring.

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A new maths mastery scheme: Power Maths

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A huge project I have been working on over the past year has been Power Maths : a new maths mastery scheme of work by Pearson. It was created in partnership with White Rose Maths and recommended by the DfE!

Reluctant writers in your class? Engage them with Pokemon character reports.

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I recently came across this amazing art on BoredPanda. It is an artist’s vision of the anatomy of different Pokemon characters. Here is an example: This inspired me to set a homework challenge for my students to create their own Pokemon character non-chronological reports.

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LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.