Making the case for Education Technologies

Project Chimera: a Live Virtual Classroom Mixing Face to Face and Distance Learning – Education Article

Combining Virtual and Face-to-Face Learning is the Ultimate ‘Blended Learning’ Imagine teaching in a face to face classroom that includes a few monitors that display students connected remotely, displayed as virtual avatars that you could interact with as if they were pretty much there with you? These students can see their fellow students (those with you and those at a distance), can hear you and see any content you share or project, and can talk to…

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Loving our Kids to Failure – How Generous Grading Can Hurt Students – Education Article

Educators are the conductors of the classroom, guiding instruction and parent and student expectations. A teacher’s assessment process is the foundational component informing all three components. Like a house, a faulty foundation leads to cracks and ultimate collapse. Overly generous grading is one cause of a faulty foundation. Our analysis shows that lenient grading in early grades sets students up for failure as they age. Fact: 68% of grades have no correlation to student proficiency That is, over HALF of our…

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Bridging the Gap: Graphic Novels and Reluctant Readers – Education Article

We live in a visual world where content, including educational content, is often consumed visually in the form of infographics, short videos, and yes, comics. It’s no secret that graphic novels and comics are increasingly popular among young readers. Many readers step from “I Can Read” chapter books that include pictures to popular diary fiction and more complex graphic novels. Graphic novels fill the gap that leads to the unillustrated chapter books that students will study throughout their education. Discounting…

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6 Reasons Why Classrooms Need To Implement Blended Learning – Education Article

Technology continues to transform today’s classrooms. And teaching methods have changed to fit the expectations, learning styles, and interests of students. Today, blended learning is fast becoming a preferred teaching strategy for all grade levels. It’s popular because it effectively combines the benefits of traditional instruction with online learning. Blended learning has many benefits, whether it’s cutting overhead costs or using online examine practice to lower test anxiety. Here are six reasons you need to implement blended learning into your…

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