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Online Learning and Mental Health: the XYZ generations

Today’s generation of students and teachers are battling more weighted issues than previous ones. We live in a society that now holds people to higher standards and is much more fast-paced and demandi...

How to make competency-based education possible through an intelligent learning platform

Teaching constantly meets new challenges. If frontal lessons were the norm decades ago, things have changed significantly. The focus is now on students and making classes interactive by encouraging st...

7 Best financial literacy games for students to try out in April

Financial Literacy Month takes place in April and many educators look for ways to provide opportunities for their students to learn about what it means to be financially literate. Originally started b...

What is an intelligent learning platform for schools and universities?

An intelligent learning platform (ILP) for schools and universities might be the tool you’ll start using soon if you’re a teacher, academic institution leader, student, or parent. Schools and universi...

How to write SMART learning objectives in your LMS

Creating goals is not an option but a must if you’re a teacher. You ensure long-lasting results by having a clear view of what you want to achieve in your classroom. The purpose of teaching goes far b...

What are the benefits of interdisciplinary teaching?

Education is and has always been the field that autoregulates in order to provide students the tools to live, adapt, contribute, develop and create better outcomes for themselves and generations to co...

7 Digital tools for student engagement across all grade levels

As we head into the spring, we may notice a decrease in student engagement. For some students, there have been midterm exams, extended school breaks, or we find ourselves in the middle of standardized...

How to set up a classroom gamification level system

For learning to be efficient and produce long-lasting effects, it should be engaging. The more learning resembles a game, the more appealing it will be, which is the concept behind gamification. Compe...

8 Strategies for increasing student self-efficacy in online education

Teachers want their students to be confident in their ability to reach their goals. The concept that best describes this confidence is student self-efficacy. Students with higher levels of self-effica...

Pedagogy first, technology second – the key to successful hybrid classes

In today’s heavily technologized world, pedagogy and technology go hand in hand. The Covid-19 pandemic has urged educators worldwide to embrace technology as many of their classes shifted to a fully r...

7 Digital tools for project-based learning

Students have become more outspoken about the type of education they want. As a teacher, I constantly hear about their desire to learn by doing, see how things develop, contribute to and witness the r...

STEM vs. STEAM: The importance of the Arts

We live in a world increasingly enhanced by and reliant upon advanced technology. It has a core presence in many areas of our lives and there are few industries not using it in some way. As such, ther...

5 Elements that make lessons more engaging

A version of this post was published in TeachThought. When you think back to your school years, you probably remember those teachers who made classes interesting. They would always find a way to make ...

Exploring Virtual Reality learning experiences in the classroom

With the start of a new year, it is always a great time to explore new ideas or try some new methods that may be a bit different from what we have traditionally done. I always think it is a great oppo...

5 Must-have LMS reports for schools

As a teacher or school administrator, you need to stay informed about many class and student-related aspects. Doing this in an old-fashioned manner by talking to each student or manually checking atte...

How to manage slow-working students in your classroom

Students experience learning differently. Some may be able or willing to solve tasks on time, but others may struggle to do so. Teachers will always have students who can’t finish tasks in due time, f...

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