This is a guest post written by Mike Reading from the Google Apps for Education Tips & Tricks website. Have you ever typed a search term into Google and noticed that you get hundreds of millions of search results? Google tells us that less than 20% of...
Discover how to use Google for education purposes by learning how to search Google to get better grades.
Continuing our popular "How to Study" blog series, today we focus on the best techniques to study law. Don't forget to take a look at our previous articles in this series discussing how to study Mathematics, History, Biology and Chemistry. When we speak of...
Mind Maps have many applications in academia including providing a visual overview of an exam, planning various stages of tasks and even making presentations. In this article we will focus on one of the most popular uses of Mind Maps: connecting ideas. How...
"The interest in inquiry-based learning seems to ebb and flow based on–well, it’s not clear why it ever ebbs.
In short, it is a student-centered, Constructivist approach to learning that requires critical thinking, and benefits from technology, collaboration, resourcefulness, and other modern learning skills that never seem to fall out of favor themselves.
Regardless, St Oliver Plunkett Primary School has put together two very useful images that can help you populate your iPad–or classroom of iPads–with apps that support both inquiry-based learning (the second image below), and a more general approach to pedagogy based on Apple’s uber-popular tablet (the top image)."
As you may have noticed, we have been blogging about social learning and online learning communities recently. This is because we believe that learning in a social way is key to creating an engaging and effective learning experience. For that same reason,...
Improve your social learning experience with our new "Alerts" Features. Our Alerts feature will enhance your online learning community. Find out how here.
When you think back to the beginning of your education, what do you remember? More than likely, you began your learning journey in a classroom surrounded by your classmates. Putting this into context, we have been learning in a social setting by...
Sharing study notes is at the heart of collaboration. Find out the benefits of studying socially and how to collaborate using ExamTime.
"The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students. The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, constructive, goal directed (i.e., reflective), authentic, and collaborative (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells..."
The SAT exam is a crucial step in gaining entry into most American Universities and Colleges. With more and more students considering study in the US, we decided to conduct our very own interview with someone who has been through the process.
Today we are continuing our popular blog series "How to Study ..." focusing on “How to Study Chemistry”. In today’s post we will help you to discover tips and techniques to help you improve your Chemistry results.
According to the latest data, video for homework is on the rise; mobile computing is "beyond the tipping point"; and most kids don't use traditional computers to connect to the Internet at home. Those are just three of the major trends revealed in the 2013 Speak Up Survey from Project Tomorrow.
"You know the content, you understand pedagogy, and you can navigate the minefield of diplomacy when dealing with parents, students, administrators, literacy coaches, and the local news station when they want to see the iPads glow on the students faces.
You know how to manage and coddle, inspire and organize, assess and deliver content.
But the technology is different. That part you do okay with, but, truth be told, the students are geniuses with technology. Born hackers. And of course they are, you tell yourself.
As the ‘Snow day’ continues to burden parents and teachers across America, some students share in their parents despair while others will allow themselves a sneaky grin. Whatever side of the fence you fall on, this article is aimed at the greater good...
The cold snap that's gripping America finds schools and teachers turning to e-learning for help. Check out how ExamTime is helping to end the snow day.