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6 Creative back-to-school activities for teachers

Even during the summer, educators are always thinking about returning to school, particularly when it comes to back-to-school activities. Learning never stops, whether engaged in professional developm...

15 Edtech items to include in your back-to-school checklist for teachers

The anticipation of the new school year can cause anxiety for some teachers since we want everything to be up and running from the start. We all have a back-to-school checklist for teachers that we’ve...

Data literacy skills: what they are and how do we teach them to our students?

We have access to more information than ever before. As the world has dealt with transitions in how we live, learn, and work, everyone has had to adapt in one way or another. Technology continues to e...

5 Activities to teach your students how to spot fake news

How to spot fake news? These two words have trended in the last decade as a way of describing news and information that is false. It is not as simple as that, though. Other words like misinformation, ...

5 Tech tools every student should have

Most young adults and older professionals today rely heavily on technology. In an increasingly digital world, there is almost no way to escape tech in its many forms and applications—and rightly so, a...

Positive student-teacher relationships: 8 Ways to build stronger connections in the classroom

Every teacher was once a student. When remembering those years on the other side of the teacher’s desk, we know that students don’t learn when they don’t like their teachers. Positive student-teacher ...

Methods and tools to strengthen teacher collaboration and raise student achievement

Teacher collaboration has always been essential, but even more so during the past two school years as we faced new challenges in our practice. With all of us experiencing transitioning learning enviro...

8 LMS features that support student autonomy in the classroom and beyond

Student autonomy in the classroom is essential for efficient learning. Teachers should support and encourage it all the while without ignoring the importance of communication and teamwork. Students ne...

How to support your students’ executive functioning skills with the help of your LMS

Academic achievement is the final goal of a student's educational journey. However, to reach optimal results, students need several skills such as critical thinking, planning, self-monitoring, and pro...

How parents can set up a productive home learning space for students

Most schools have now reopened, and students across the nation and the world are back to learning in person. But, that doesn’t mean that remote learning is over. Plenty of schools still follow a hybri...

9 Types of assignments teachers can create in their LMS to evaluate student progress

Assignments are an essential part of the evaluation process. They are also one of the most time-consuming tasks for teachers. Creating different types of assignments takes time and patience. You have ...

How to build a classroom escape room to spark curiosity in learning

Are you looking for a new activity to challenge students to learn in a new way?  ​Students spend a large amount of their school day sitting in their seats and may have few opportunities to move and in...

How LMS groups enable student collaboration for better learning outcomes

Student collaboration has become increasingly important over the past years. Teachers are encouraged to promote collaboration in the classroom to achieve better learning outcomes. The consensus is tha...

10 Ways to provide differentiation in professional development for teachers

Student generations come and go, and the needs of today's students aren’t the same as they were ten years ago. Similarly, there has to be a differentiation in professional development for teachers if ...

How to close learning gaps with the help of an intelligent learning platform

Even if schools strived to offer the best support and equitable distance learning opportunities, this was not always possible. Not all educational institutions could properly equip all their teachers ...

Teacher Appreciation Week 2022 ideas: 22 ways to celebrate the teachers in your life

Teachers have always been at the core of society. They prepare students for their lives and careers, having a direct impact on what the future will look like. Educators work long hours and go the extr...

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