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Using Infographics in the Classroom

Using Infographics in the Classroom

Using Infographics in the Classroom Teachers often use visual aids as teaching and learning tools in the classroom. The integration of technology into curriculum and pedagogy has given way to use of more creative and innovative visual aids, including infographics. Infographics are concise visual representations of information or data, designed and presented in a way to enhance comprehension. Infographics... Read More...


Digital Safety Tips: Protecting Students from Cyberbullying

Digital Safety Tips: Protecting Students from Cyberbullying

Digital Safety Tips: Protecting Students from Cyberbullying Advanced technology, early ownership of digital devices, and constant connectivity has increased the incidence of Cyberbullying. Cyberbullying consists of harmful acts, repeatedly and intentionally performed electronically using digital devices and on social media sites. It can include acts like harassment, defamation, cyberstalking, sexting,... Read More...


5 Effective Closure Activities for the Classroom

5 Effective Closure Activities for the Classroom

5 Effective Closure Activities for the Classroom Closure Activity: What is it? Closure or exit activities help to wrap up a learning session. The activities are generally simple and quick tasks and can be conducted as individual or group tasks. Why use it? Closure activities help students to: Review and summarize the information presented during the lecture Connect new learning with past knowledge Apply... Read More...


What is the Concept Attainment Model?

What is the Concept Attainment Model?

What is the Concept Attainment Model? The Concept Attainment model is an instructional strategy founded on the works of Jerome Bruner. Built on the principle of concept formation, the Concept Attainment model promotes student learning through a process of structured inquiry. The model helps students to understand and learn concepts by identifying attributes or key features through a process of analysis,... Read More...


Criteria for Strategic Tech Abandonment

Criteria for Strategic Tech Abandonment

Criteria for Strategic Tech Abandonment Strategic Tech Abandonment refers to the planned and conscious abandonment or discontinuation of technologies that are proved to be ineffective and inefficient. At present, the concept of strategic tech abandonment is important to prevent the accumulation of redundant technology in classrooms. Technology can be strategically abandoned when it fails to meet... Read More...


Managing Your Classroom: Handling Disruptive Students

Managing Your Classroom: Handling Disruptive Students

Managing Your Classroom: Handling Disruptive Students Teachers may interact with many different types of students – some of which may have behaviors that are disruptive to the classroom. These students can disrupt classes by talking at inappropriate times, not waiting turns, and interrupting others. They may interfere with other students’ participation, and lead the lesson off topic. As this behavior... Read More...


Mobile Learning in Classrooms: Why do we need it?

Mobile Learning in Classrooms: Why do we need it?

Mobile Learning in Classrooms As schools expand their views on the use of smartphones and tablets as tools for stimulating learning, mobile learning, or “M-Learning,” is becoming a reality. Over the years there has been a higher incidence of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and 1:1 computing programs in schools. Let’s look at some reasons why this learning approach is beneficial: Increases Student... Read More...


Using Punctuated Lectures to Empower Students

Using Punctuated Lectures to Empower Students

Using Punctuated Lectures to Empower Students A punctuated lecture is a metacognitive strategy that helps students become aware of the behaviors they exhibit during a lecture. These behaviors (fidgeting, daydreaming, distraction) are unconsciously expressed and may impact student learning in the classroom. In becoming self-aware during class, students can begin to take control of their behaviors... Read More...


Setting a Strong Online Password: Student Tips for Internet Safety

Setting a Strong Online Password: Student Tips for Internet Safety

Setting Strong Online Passwords: Student Tips for Internet Safety Among the first lines of defense against digital threats are strong passwords. Educating students on the do’s and don’ts of setting strong passwords can help to safeguard their online privacy and safety. What’s a Strong Password? Typically, a password is defined as strong if it is complex and easy to remember. Complex... Read More...


Improving Learning through Socratic Seminars

Improving Learning through Socratic Seminars

Improving Learning through Socratic Seminars  A Socratic Seminar is an active learning strategy that encapsulates the Socrates model of teaching and learning. Socrates, a Greek philosopher, firmly believed in the power of questions as an effective learning tool, and advocated for inquiry-based learning in classrooms. This strategy helps students gain a deeper understanding of textual material, promote... Read More...


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