Blogs, Articles and Videos from the World's Top Thinkers and Leaders A small startup company called Extrality is working on augmented reality flashcards for phonics. They’re calling them SmashCards. The idea is to embed interactivity into what look like ordinary flashcards, thus (hopefully) enhancing children’s phonemic awareness and understanding. When a SmashCard is held up to a webcam, relevant graphics or videos can pop up on the computer screen (e.g., the T and the EA are fluttering butterflies): The system also can tell when SmashCards are combined and can even determine what order they’re in. For example, T + EA shows a person with a cup of tea, while EA + T shows a video of someone eating.
10 Tips to Use Flashcards in eLearning In this article, I'll share 10 great tips to use flashcards in eLearning. If you are planning to utilize flashcards in eLearning courses, these tips will give you the opportunity to not only boost the excitement factor for your learners, but to also enable them to acquire and retain more effectively the knowledge offered during in the process. Creating exciting, yet informative, eLearning experiences for learners can be a challenging feat even for the most knowledgeable and experienced eLearning professionals. This achievement often includes a blend of engaging learning materials, a carefully planned curriculum, and a variety of eLearning tools. The Ultimate Guide To Note Taking In Class [Infographic] Many studious types will swear that they can take everything in from their lecture or seminar just by listening and engaging, but research suggests that can’t be true. Approximately 60% of information can be forgotten after only 9 hours. If you don’t want to start your assignment or exam with only 40% of the knowledge you could have, you should probably make a change. Sure, revising in your student accommodation post-lecture can help, or you could let this infographic show you why note taking is so important, and the best methods for doing so, depending on what kind of person you are. Here’s The Ultimate Guide To Note Taking In Class. Remember, don’t just read it, take note.
Use the Impossible to Fail Quiz to Give Students Instant Remediation Does your gut (and your assessment) tell you some students didn’t get it the first time you taught it? Would you like to give students remediation exclusively for concepts they don’t understand? Isn’t it impossible to deliver precise remediation to each student in your classroom? The solution to these challenges is the Impossible to Fail Quiz. A Great Study Skills Poster for Your Class Learning is a lifelong process. It is also an ongoing experience in which we get to discover new and inspiring things about our world. Some argue that with maturity comes mindful and conscious learning but regardless of age variable, thinking about learning from a metacognitive perspective (thinking about how we learn what we learn) does definitely improve the way we learn. In the visual below created by Create Innovate Explore, Rachel dissected the metathinking levels of studying and provided some of the tips on how to hone in one's study skills. I invite you to have a look and share with your students.
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Create Educational Games for School to Play on PC, Laptop, iPad, Tablet and Mobile Review Game Zone is a cloud based review game creation site where teachers can make educational games directly from their browser. To create a game simply input the question data, type the answer choices and that's it! The games are automatically created in the cloud and provide interactive review of classroom topics. The content in the games is fully personalized and customized to suit your student's needs. You can even track your students progress and results within the games. Don't have time to make a game?
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