The concept of "blended learning", which was introduced as early as 2000, has assumed more importance than ever before and has transformed from a theoretical concept with rudimentary applications to an essential part of mainstream education...
The winds of education change were gusty in 2014: declining and inequitable public funding, a new demographic future, advancing technology, rethinking accreditation, the credit hour and the needs of a tough job market....
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary level is the average number of pupils per teacher in primary education. Cross-country comparisons may be affected by such factors as the composition of teachers by part- and full-time employment.
Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand privacy, and more. In an effort to clarify and explain some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have, we whipped up this fun visual. [...]
Daniel Goleman, in his article “Leadership That Gets Results”, has identified six different leadership styles, and he believes that good leaders will adopt one of these six styles to meet the needs of different situations.
None of the six leadership styles by Daniel Goleman are right or wrong – each may be appropriate depending on the specific context. Whilst one of the more empathetic styles is most likely to be needed to build long-term commitment, there will be occasions when a commanding style may need to be called upon, for example, when a rapid and decisive response is required.
This is a superb site from the BBC with interesting questions to inspire awe and wonder. There are videos and other media which attempt to answer questions on history, science and much more. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Cross+Curricular
The Internet is full of great videos, some of which can be quite educational. A while back, we rounded up a few choice websites with informative videos to expand your mind. There have been plenty of other great options since then, not to mention talented video-makers on YouTube. So here's a second round of fun…
newer domain possibilities in education technology are also trending, reaching far beyond the MOOCs and doing online homework. The definition of Smart-learning is likely to come up in e-Learning 2015 in a way which involves simulated learning fields and personalized learning environments. We are looking at the top 5 big trends in Online Education and e-learning can change the face of education and learning in 2015 and beyond. Below are some key ideas for online educators as well as for teach-preneurs in E-learning and educational technology.
This year’s “The Learning Curve” report from Pearson takes a look at education across the globe. One of the main things the report does is rank the world’s educational systems (which we’ll talk about in a different post). What I find even more interesting is the focus on what skills current students need to meet …
Getty Bestselling author and educational expert Alan November's new book Who Owns the Learning?: Preparing Students for Success in the Digital Age co...
Beginning with his first teaching job, November began to realize that the most powerful education happens when students take ownership of their learning and when they feel that what they produce contributes meaningfully to a community.
Amazing Apple and Android app which allows you to take a poll from your class instantly using the camera on your device. Your students simply hold up the symbol for the multiple choice answer they wish to give. The app logs how many answered each choice, but also who chose which answer - Making assessment and feedback easy.
Education Superintendent John White says a continued push to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating 'a state of chaos' for public school teachers.
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