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Ioana Moldovan

Ioana Moldovan

Ioana is the Blog Coordinator for CYPHER LEARNING and has a background in psychology and training. She enjoys writing about the intersection between learning and technology as a powerful tool for change and opening up new possibilities for learners.

Best practices for a great school-community collaboration

Previously, we discussed why building school-community partnerships is important and how it benefits students and teachers alike. In a nutshell, the most significant advantage is providing real-life e...

Why building school-community partnerships is the way forward

Collaboration in schools is essential and a big component of learning. At the same time, when we think about collaboration, we mainly refer to student-student collaboration, teachers collaborating amo...

How to confidently support independent practice in the online classroom

Guided and independent practice look different in the online classroom than in the physical one. This doesn’t mean that practicing what students have learned is any less effective or important. Howeve...

Making educators’ lives easier for World Teachers' Day

Happy World Teachers’ Day! October 5th is all about celebrating all the wonderful educators around the world. At the same time, this day is also about supporting teachers so that every learner can hav...

7 Outside of the box ideas for teaching students who don’t like writing

Writing is seen as the topmost skill to master by students. Case in point, most Higher Education institutions require strong writing abilities. It’s no wonder that educators focus on writing from as e...

10 Top tips for creating more effective online learning forums

Asynchronous teaching is more challenging when it comes to creating learning activities. There’s a wealth of information and materials that you can use to teach online, but activities have to be caref...

Navigating e-learning cybersecurity threats as a teacher

Last year, as schools were closing their gates, e-learning cybersecurity wasn’t exactly a top priority for most teachers. In general, when it comes to securing our devices and online solutions, we ten...

8 Ways in which edtech supports Vocational Education

Vocational training looks different in various countries. For example, in Germany, vocational school graduates are more likely to be employed than their traditional education counterparts. Finland off...

5 Quick and easy instructional video ideas for teachers

The move to asynchronous learning can have a steep learning curve, but it’s so important to have engaging materials for online-only classrooms. It goes without saying that blended classrooms also use ...

6 Steps that prove any teacher can create educational videos

Student engagement is a big part of independent learning. We want students to actively interact with the learning material, no matter where they are and how they’re learning. As such, educational vide...

Making spider web discussions work in asynchronous online classes

In a previous blog post, we talked about spider web discussions and how teachers can make the most out of this method in synchronous online classes. I’ve also mentioned that asynchronous spider web di...

Making spider web discussions work in synchronous online classes

Student engagement in online classes seems to be a never-ending quest for teachers. That’s because building a classroom culture is harder to do in an online environment if you’ve never done that befor...

Why self-compassion is important for teachers

Teaching is, in its essence, a caregiving profession. We all have that one teacher who inspired us to aim higher, choose a certain career path, or simply discover our passions. This role comes with ma...

7 Activities to improve online class participation rates

Are you happy with how your online class is going? All teachers will answer this question at one point or another. A low participation rate is usually one of the biggest problems with online classes. ...

Using the school LMS to provide emotional support in remote learning

If there’s anything we have learned from the past year’s events, it’s that well-being is now more important than ever. In truth, we can’t ask students to do great in any circumstances. Schools must cr...

Practice vs. research in education? Why teachers need to do both

Here’s a riddle for you: What came first: the practice or the research? You might say, “practice, of course!” The first teachers didn’t just sit around to collect data about everything under the sun. ...

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