Innovative Classrooms / Motivate the Reluctant / Innovate Tomorrow

March 30th, 2017

Here are some mindsets that you can use to create a more innovative classroom. Then it’s motivating reluctant learners and innovating tomorrow. On to VR in the classroom, student-centered writing, getting the best from your students, a motivational quote, and getting the best refugees.

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Don’t Accept the Default / Finland Broke the Rules / Create More Class Time

March 29th, 2017

It’s time to question if teachers in your school are mindlessly accepting default options. Then it’s how Finland broke rules to improve education and how to create more class time. On to online discussion research, how to use VR in class, innovative teaching commandments, a we’ve always done it this way quote, and a slinky magician.

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Never Send a Human to Do a Machine’s Job: Correcting the Top 5 EdTech Mistakes by Yong Zhao, Gaoming Zhang, Jing Lei, and Wei Qiu

March 27th, 2017

Never Send a Human to Do a Machine’s Joe: Correcting the Top 5 EdTech Mistakes by Yong Zhao, Gaoming Zhang, Jing Lei, and Wei Qiu explores the fact that technology hasn’t transformed education as much as it has transformed other sectors. Here the authors point out the reasons and suggest a new approach.

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Text to Video Move / MOVE IT KIDS! / School Culture Focus

March 26th, 2017

Text to Video
If you are doing online class discussions, consider moving them from text to video. Then it’s why you should move each hour and a focus on school culture. On to a periodic table of learning iPad apps, apprenticeship news, best online teacher skill, a school culture quote, and catching a shark with a drone.

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Digital Skill Building / Free Play Value / Adults Take Std Tests

March 25th, 2017

Digital skill building should start in primary school. What is your school doing? Then it’s the value of free play and an adult taking and failing standardized tests. On to saving money on cell phones, better student presentations, cuddling research, an Oliver Wendell Holmes quote, and a too rude license plate.

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