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Digital literacy vs. Computer literacy: Students need to develop both

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Computer literacy training: many teachers, and adults, assume this to be a non-critical issue – haven’t students these days more or less grown up in front of screens, and behind computers?

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Should the question “Will AI replace teachers?” really be asked?

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Umm… No. I really think it shouldn’t. So if you just clicked on the headline looking for a short Yes or No answer, I just gave it to you. You’re welcome. However, if you have a few minutes to spare and care to know the reasons behind my very short answer, keep scrolling. I only have two of them.

Why teachers should consider differentiated instruction

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This post was originally published on September 26 2018 in The Teaching Factor. Students (like all people actually) have this paradoxical characteristic: they’re all the same; except when they’re not.

The best 10 free EdTech tools and websites every teacher should know about

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As a teacher, you are charged with a great responsibility: to equip the young people, the future of the world and the next generation. A lifetime ago, information was hard to find on anything. People did most things instinctively, superstitiously or based on their beliefs.

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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.

The fallacy of the paperless classroom

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I write to you today from a desk littered with notebooks and bits of paper — and I’m a tech blogger. The main reasons my desk is piled with paper: I’ve yet to process my receipts into the requisite shoebox.

Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university

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Most people don’t consider education technology to be such an important industry, but it’s actually gigantic. According to the report, the EdTech industry will reach a global value of $252 billion by 2020.

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3 Teachers that are crushing assessments with ed-tech

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Assessments are the unloved orphan of schooling — no-one likes them.

Computer literacy: The invisible skills gap?

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I am guilty of assuming that the younger a person is, the easier it is to teach them digital literacy.

What can parents do to keep their kids safe in the context of cyberbullying?

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There can be no doubt that the Internet has a dark side, in some cases quite prevalent and noticeable and in others nuanced and unapparent.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

INTERVIEW: Digital learning trends that are reshaping EdTech

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Graham Glass, CEO of CYPHER LEARNING, participated to a live event for Digital Learning Day 2019. The event was hosted by Phill Bevan, Community Advisor at VETR , a digital learning community for the Australian vocational education and training sector.

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5 Reasons e-learning is perfect for introverted students

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Introversion is easily misunderstood; with disinterest, with being aloof, with not caring, even with being stupid.

The blossoming partnership between classroom tech and the collaborative learning experience

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As technology continues to sprint forward, it’s up to educational institutions to keep pace or risk falling behind. While traditional teaching methods have served us well until now, the huge opportunities presented to us by technology cannot be ignored — whether in a college or pre-K environment.

EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 2

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Welcome to Part 2 of our EdTech terminology post — where we hope to give you a relatively simple roadmap to help navigate the thickets of education technology buzzwords and phrases that tend to appear in discussions and debates.

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Good news stories about EdTech from across the globe

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As the year draws to a close I thought we could take a look at how EdTech has transformed schools, students and education this year – in countries across the world.

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6 E-learning trends currently shaping up the industry

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A version of this post was originally published on November 8, 2018, in OEB Insights. The e-learning industry is constantly evolving. Whether we’re talking about K-12 or Higher Ed , face-to-face instruction can’t possibly be the only solution.

EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 1

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A while ago we received a comment on a post about Augmented Reality. I had erred by not at any point in the blog referring to Augmented Reality, but only AR. Our reader asked us simply to clarify what AR meant.

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14 Awesome examples of Critical Thinking EdTech

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Critical thinking is a part of the much celebrated 4Cs (Creativity, Communication, Collaboration & Critical Thinking) — skills which many futurists, pedagogues and educators believe will be critical in navigating the world, economy and environment of the future.

Why learner-centric education plays a crucial role in the development of children

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Student-centric learning is a hot topic among educators around the world. No matter if their students have just joined the education system or they are enrolled in Higher Education, more and more teachers and various other stakeholders turn to the learner-centric approach to education. Why is that?

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The very best videos on the future of education

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YouTube may be a rabbit-hole of clickable memes and fun compilations, but it’s also home to some essential watching for teachers and parents looking to understand not only key EdTech trends, but also the nuances of current K12 and higher education debates.

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Time-saving tips and tricks for teachers to use in the New Year

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As we start a new year it’s often helpful to sweep away the metaphorical cobwebs of the last year, set goals and priorities and plan ways to meet whichever resolutions we have made.

Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom

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BYOD — Bring Your Own Device — has gained some momentum in today’s education system. From temp teachers to entire school districts, more and more educational staff debate about or seriously consider the adoption of BYOD in their instruction.

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HE Challenges: Combating declining completion rates

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Last time we started to explore the top four challenges facing higher education in the US.

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Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?

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I recently read a report that said schools in the UK spend £900mn per year on educational technology. It shows that clearly, EdTech is becoming an integral part of our classroom learning.

38 Time-saving hacks every teacher absolutely needs

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I love this new trend of putting reading times on top of articles, so you know up front if you have the time to commit to it or not.

EdTech that “Sparks Joy”

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Marie Kondo is upon us, like a modern-day Mary Poppins she is sweeping our lives clean of clutter with Zen-like élan.

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How m-learning is transforming online education

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The use of technology in an educational environment is certainly nothing new – teachers have been relying on computers and similar devices for decades now. Even online classes have been a part of college campuses and K-12 organizations since the turn of the century.

The current ways m-learning is making online education better

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A version of this post was originally published in ICT & Computing in Education , on January 18, 2019. Even though many people accuse the education system of being stuck in the past and resistant to change, it advances nonetheless.

6 Tips for making the most of ed tech exhibitions

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The NEO team will be heading to London next week to attend The BETT Show 2019 , between January 23-26.

Top 5 LMS benefits for HE students

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Learning Management Systems were probably created for institutions of Higher Education.

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Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

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Teaching soft skills, commonly referred to as Social Emotional Learning (SEL), is increasingly important in an educational environment, determined that students are graduated from both K12 as well as higher education primed and ready for a dynamic and changing future job market.

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Our favorite teacher memes for 2018

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For our final post of the year we decided to have a bit of fun. So kick back and enjoy our collection of the best teacher memes of 2018. Full disclosure: Some of these are not from 2018, but we love them anyway. When you think about hurricanes… Courtesy of Bored Teachers.

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Celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the NEO Blog

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The NEO Blog turns three the day after tomorrow! But since November 17 is a Saturday this year and we’re not talking about the celebration of a toddler’s birthday but about that of a blog, the NEO team decided to do something special about it today!

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How technology can cultivate creative art skills in students

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You don’t have to be a fortune teller to predict that Educational Technology is the future of our learning and education system. The Edtech boom has led to improved results in student engagement and better understanding of difficult concepts.

Promoting student well-being through serious games

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Let’s play: what comes to mind when you think of the word “game”? Some people will think of their childhood. Others, of board games and fun evenings with friends. Most probably, the majority of us will think of video games.

Why Flipped Learning should be standard for Higher Education

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Flipped Learning and Higher Education are rarely found together in the same sentence. Well, rarer than I would expect at least.

3 Habits of highly effective online teachers

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While face-to-face instruction allows teachers to inject their personality and tone into their lessons, it nonetheless demands that teachers be organised and creative.

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The role of the LMS in designing personalized learning paths for students

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Designing personalized paths for students is no easy feat. There are certain challenges that teachers encounter along the way, including finding the right technology to support personalized paths. But let’s rewind a little bit to see what we are dealing with here. First, personalized paths are part of a larger strategy for personalized learning (PL). Learning paths have been identified as a key component of PL , along with competency-based progression and flexible learning environments.

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21st-Century classrooms: Accommodating different learning styles

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Every child has a specific learning method that helps them achieve the best results possible. With many different approaches to the style of learning, it can be hard to find a way to teach that caters for the diverse needs of learners in a 21st-century classroom.