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The Office Of The Future Will Be Natural, Chair-less, And Designed For Collaboration. Plusnet, a U.K.

The Office Of The Future Will Be Natural, Chair-less, And Designed For Collaboration

Internet service provider, interviewed a dozen futurists and office design experts about the office circa 2030. Microlearning Online Training Activities: 8 Unexpected Ways To Use Them. Microlearning improves knowledge retention and gives employees the ability to brush up on skills whenever it’s most convenient.

Microlearning Online Training Activities: 8 Unexpected Ways To Use Them

In this article, we’ll discuss 8 unexpected ways to integrate microlearning online training activities in your corporate eLearning program. Bite-sized online training resources help employees broaden their understanding and explore the subject matter autonomously. They also allow them to build essential work skills and continually improve their performance. As such, they’re a great addition to your online training program, especially if you want to increase employee satisfaction and improve your corporate eLearning ROI. Here are 8 unexpected ways to integrate microlearning online training activities into your current online training strategy.

Online Learning 3.0 Is Happening And You’re Probably Behind - eLearning Industry. Shifting the Conversation: Basic Tech Skills - TechNotes Blog - TCEA. Rather than focusing on building basic tech skills in teachers, first shift the conversation to what they must know in order to teach today’s students.

Shifting the Conversation: Basic Tech Skills - TechNotes Blog - TCEA

Learning What We REALLY Need to Know About our Students. A MiddleWeb Blog Learning What We REALLY Need to Know About our Students When we teach a class or watch our students, it often seems as if most (if not all) of them are having a similar learning experience.

Learning What We REALLY Need to Know About our Students

Teaching Skills List For Resumes And Cover Letters. When you're writing resumes and cover letters and applying for teaching jobs, there are certain skills that schools and other organizations that hire teachers expect you to have.

Teaching Skills List For Resumes And Cover Letters

While many skills required for a teaching job depend on the school and the grade you are teaching, there are a number of skills needed for almost any teaching position. Below is a list of five teaching skills that employers often want in a teacher, as well as a longer list of other teaching skills. How to Use Skills Lists You can use these skills lists throughout your job search process. On Flipboard. Classroom Management: Why & How. On Flipboard. A “Fail Forward” Approach: Building Cultures of Innovation in Schools. By Meg Van Voorhis, Manager of Dual Language Curriculum and Instructional Services, VIF International Education The term “fail forward” is becoming a popular one — it can be found in book titles, TED talks and even business ideologies.

A “Fail Forward” Approach: Building Cultures of Innovation in Schools

But what does this approach really look like within the context of a school environment, and how does it promote cultures of innovation? In a 2015 Edweek post, “Fail Fast, Fail Forward” was the first out of the four steps listed to promote a culture of innovation in the classroom. Failure, though, is not an easy topic to discuss with educators who often feel overly scrutinized and undervalued. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Jason Jowers, principal at Global Scholars Academy, a charter school within Durham Public Schools (DPS) in North Carolina. Jowers has done his fair share of creative experimentation beginning with his time as a classroom teacher, and not all of the experiments succeeded.

Train teachers as facilitators. District Administration Magazine. What Does a 'Modern Classroom' Look Like—and What Should Educators Leave Behind? What Does a 'Modern Classroom' Look Like—and What Should Educators Leave Behind? Express 12.07 - With-It Teachers Use ESP. On Flipboard. 85 Canadian Schools Lead an Edtech Charge by Moving from Devices to Deeper Learning. About 'Those Lazy Teachers': A Letter From An Educator. What Is Successful Technology Integration? Technology integration is the use of technology resources -- computers, mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, digital cameras, social media platforms and networks, software applications, the Internet, etc. -- in daily classroom practices, and in the management of a school.

What Is Successful Technology Integration?

Successful technology integration is achieved when the use of technology is: Routine and transparentAccessible and readily available for the task at handSupporting the curricular goals, and helping the students to effectively reach their goals When technology integration is at its best, a child or a teacher doesn't stop to think that he or she is using a technology tool -- it is second nature. 32 Research-Based Instructional Strategies - 32 Research-Based Instructional Strategies by TeachThought Staff You want to teach with what’s been proven to work.

32 Research-Based Instructional Strategies -

That makes sense. 3 Instructional Strategies to Support Literacy in all Classrooms. Finnish Teachers Opt for Less Structured Start of School Year. Heading into my first year of teaching in Helsinki I felt pretty nervous.

Finnish Teachers Opt for Less Structured Start of School Year

One of my graduate-school professors—a former Massachusetts Teacher of the Year—had warned me that Finnish students were academically advanced, especially in math. Indeed, Finland’s students had excelled on international standardized tests like the PISA for more than a decade. But it wasn’t just those high-performing Finnish students that intimidated me. Their teachers did, too. If I had chosen to pursue master’s-level training as an elementary-school teacher in Finland (instead of the United States), I would have applied to the small handful of teacher-training universities, where annual acceptance rates hover around 10 percent.

Teachers Say Technology Is The Most Important Investment For Schools. Amazon Inspires Teacher Collaboration With Free Lesson Plan Bank. The education market has long been focused on learning resources for students — and rightfully so.

Amazon Inspires Teacher Collaboration With Free Lesson Plan Bank

The goal of education is to provide students with the information and skills they need and to help them become lifelong learners who can adapt to a rapidly changing society. However, teachers have often been left out. Few resources exist to enhance teacher collaboration both inside and outside of their school districts. Content is a print concept – Dave's Educational Blog. I’ve been saying annoying things like “I don’t believe in content” and “what do you mean course ‘content?’ I don’t even know who’s going to be there” for a number of years now. There’s a part of me, as George Station will attest, that just likes the sound of certain words put together. The bigger part of me has always struggled with the word. There are fundamental claims made, I think, when we use the word content.

We have decided what someone ‘needs to know.’ The Weakness of iPads in K-12 Education is Starting to Show Up. Apple believes that tablets are the future. And so, it's natural to push iPads for K-12 education. The idea is that these iPads are great educational devices because they're cheaper, more secure and easier to maintain than MacBooks. This book upends everything we thought we knew about where grit comes from and how to get it — Quartz. For years, researchers have shown that raw IQ or academic prowess aren’t everything. Paul Tough’s 2013 book How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power if Character showed how grit—defined as perseverance and passion for achieving challenging long-term goals (pdf)—and other character qualities, were critical to children’s success in school and later on in life.

Teaching grit and other character qualities in schools took off: grit guides were developed in Pearland, Texas schools; teachers across the country built grit lesson plans. This fall, a handful of California school districts will test students on the skills, to meet new national education standards. But teaching grit is tricky. “There’s no evidence that any particular curriculum or textbook or app can effectively teach kids grit or self-control or curiosity,” says Tough.

Three Forces That Will Get Phones Out of School. Critical questions for big data in education. Ben Williamson Image: Big data has arrived in education. Educational data science, learning analytics, computer adaptive testing, assessment analytics, educational data mining, adaptive learning platforms, new cognitive systems for learning and even educational applications based on artificial intelligence are fast becoming parts of the educational landscape, in schools, colleges and universities, as well as in the networked spaces of online courses. A Global Museum: How Flipboard Can Help Bring a World of Ancient Wonders to Classrooms Half a World Away. Educators / May 20, 2015. What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades. How mobile devices can enhance field trips. What EdTech Can Learn From the Grocery Store. By Nathan Martin When it comes to the grocery run, I’ve never been the most sophisticated shopper.

Overwhelmed by the aisles, I will forget essential ingredients, gravitate to the familiar (hello frozen pizza!) What Students Feel Learning In A State Of Flow - 15 Actionable Strategies for Increasing Student Motivation - Fusion Yearbooks.

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