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5 Strategies to make your classes more inclusive

As a teacher of the 21st century, there are many factors that you need to consider when it comes to your classes. You might remember your time in school and those teachers who managed to create a welc...

Online learning tips for neurodivergent students

Online learning has become a prevalent part of the educational landscape. This has some significant benefits. It enables learning to continue when distancing is a necessity. It also provides greater a...

The gains and pains of the think-pair-share strategy

As a collaborative teaching strategy, the think-pair-share approach has sparked controversy among teachers. Is it a valuable strategy you shouldn’t overlook or is it just not worth the time? Is it ben...

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...

Getting started with STEM in your classroom!

There is a growing need for STEM skills in the workplace, as it has been reported that there will be 3.5 million jobs available by 2025 that require STEM skills. In researching some recent statistics ...

8 Digital tools for engaging classroom presentations

Whether online or face-to-face, teachers are always looking for ways to create engaging learning experiences. Integrating presentations in teaching is an accessible way to bring technology to the clas...

Using edtech to personalize education for all students

A version of this post was originally published in Education Today, on August 31, 2021. The global pandemic has required many teachers, students, and parents to adjust to many changes in the education...

4 Exciting edtech tools teachers need to try this school year

Starting a new school year is an exciting time for teachers and students alike. The long summer break gives everyone a chance to disconnect and prepare to begin the new academic year with a clean slat...

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...

Answering the Why? How? What? of lesson planning

At the beginning of the pandemic, if you are a little bit like me, you may have felt there's no point in teaching in such an unpredictable context. Finding purpose when school moved completely online ...

The 4 Rs Model: Gen Z’s expectations about education

The fact that education is undergoing systemic changes is no news. Some of these changes are due to globalization, but the main “culprit” is technology, with its disruptive effects in all aspects of o...

Meeting the needs of Gen Z students with visual learning

Generation Z, also known as zoomers, is the first cohort of true digital natives —  basically younger than Google. They have strong learning preferences and different ways of processing and assimilati...

5 Reasons to include micro learning in your teaching strategy

A version of this post was originally published in Education Technology, on April 17, 2021. Researchers and educators have always tried to optimize how we consume knowledge by looking at the realities...

4 Digital tools for creating animated videos for students

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but how about a video? Images have always been used to convey meaning and make information easier to remember. Since videos are chains of images more or l...

6 Classroom resources that help students become digital citizens

October has become the month where educators participate in events focused on digital citizenship. From October 1-31, activities are available to join in, whether for a day like during the DigCitSummi...

5 Strategies for a more eco-friendly classroom

Global warming, endangered species, water pollution, and overwhelmingly full landfills are just a few of the reasons why people are considering going green. Only in the US, 46% of lakes are too pollut...

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