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Feb 13
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How to Conduct Effective Lectures for New Age Learners

An educator’s role is more than simply transfer of information and knowledge, but also to ensure students understand, apply and create from this knowledge. One way this can be done is by turning lectures from one sided orations to discussions, debates and more two way question-answers. Here are a few ways to make your lectures


Nov 12
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Classroom Cell Phone Policies

Cell phones are great classroom tools, but if used improperly, they can cause problems. We’ve put together a list of cell phone usage policies to get most educational benefit and at the same time eliminate distractions!   1. Set cell phones on silent Cell phones can be loud–even if you put them on vibrate–but if


Oct 3
4 steps to better classroom engagement through social technology

4 steps to better classroom engagement through social technology

Traditionally, we’ve told students that the key to success is to sit still and be quiet in class. This certainly forces students to pay attention (that is, until they start doodling), but does this really teach them? More importantly, we live in a world fueled by social connections, long- and short-range communication, and teamwork. How


Oct 3
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5 Myths about Smartphones in the Classroom

1. They’re nothing but trouble One of the worst mistakes a school can make: telling students NOT to use the powerful computers they keep in their pockets. At a time when schools struggle with budgetary restraints, it just makes sense to allow students to use their own tools to collaborate, quickly look up facts, graph


Oct 3
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3 surprising ways to keep students focused using technology

1. Allow smart phones in class Yes, you heard right! Mobile phones don’t have to mean disrupting beeps, giggles from back-row texters, or zonked-out young adults stuck on the fifth level of angry birds. Instead students can use them them to report feedback to you and even contribute in class with the help of mobile


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