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Enriching Learning Through Virtual Field Trips

Enriching Learning Through Virtual Field Trips

Enriching Learning Through Virtual Field Trips Teachers have long looked towards technology to elevate learning experiences in the classroom. The importance and need for practical and reality-based learning has opened the doors to different approaches, among them being virtual field trips. Virtual field trips are digital exploration of our world using a collection of technological resources such... Read More...


5 Best Concept Mapping Tools for the Classroom

5 Best Concept Mapping Tools for the Classroom

5 Best Concept Mapping Tools for the Classroom The concept map is a visual learning tool that helps students identify relationships between concepts and ideas. The tool, which is a form of graphic organizer, categorizes information hierarchically. The central concept or theme is written in a box or node at the top of the page, and sub-concepts or topics are arranged downwards, connected using linking... Read More...


Student Safe Apps: Is Sarahah One of Them?

Student Safe Apps: Is Sarahah One of Them?

Student Safe Apps: Is Sarahah One of Them? When the social media application Sarahah was launched in 2017 it became instantly popular, especially among students ages 12-17. But at present Sarahah is a cause for concern among both parents and teachers. The reason: it promotes cyberbullying. What is Sarahah? Sarahah is an anonymous messaging application through which users can send digital messages... Read More...


Online Gaming:  Safety Tips for Students

Online Gaming: Safety Tips for Students

Online Gaming: Safety Tips for Students Many students take interest in online gaming as a means of entertainment and social connection. Increased ownership of devices like smartphones and has made it easier for students to access these games. They can choose from a wide variety of online games, ranging from social to Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) Role Playing Games to free or paid versions of games... Read More...


Are Students Safe on Facebook Messenger Kids?

Are Students Safe on Facebook Messenger Kids?

Are Students Safe on Facebook Messenger Kids? Facebook recently launched a new application for children between 6-13 years of age. The app is called Facebook Messenger Kids, and is available on iOS. The concept behind the app is that it acts as a safe communication platform for children, their families, and their friends. Although the release of the app has been generally favorable, it does raise... Read More...


Digital Portfolios: An Essential Tool in Every Classroom

Digital Portfolios: An Essential Tool in Every Classroom

Digital Portfolios: An Essential Tool in Every Classroom If teachers were to rate strategies and tools as essential to students’ learning process, digital portfolios would likely rank very highly. Here are some of the reasons why: Explore Potential of All Students: Digital portfolios are an archive of student performance and achievement. It helps to unlock the potential of all students. Portfolios... Read More...


Components of Sheltered Instruction

Components of Sheltered Instruction

Components of Sheltered Instruction It is not uncommon to see one or more English language learners (ELL) in the class. To help them learn, teachers often use the Sheltered Instruction model, a teaching method that simplifies content to make it more comprehensible for ELLs. The instruction model aims at helping ELLs develop academic skills, proficiency in English language and mainstream grade level... Read More...


Co-Teaching Models for the Inclusive Classroom

Co-Teaching Models for the Inclusive Classroom

Co-Teaching Models for the Inclusive Classroom There is diversity in our modern classrooms. Laws like the Individuals with Disabilities Act and No Child Left Behind Act have emphasized the need for inclusive classrooms, in which students with special needs learn in standard classrooms. To create an efficient and effective inclusive classroom and learning program, some schools have implemented the... Read More...


Using Twitter in the Classroom

Using Twitter in the Classroom

Using Twitter in the Classroom The use of Twitter in the classroom has always been a controversial topic. While some teachers embrace the idea, others wrestle with it. Ultimately, the decision boils down to the question, “why should I use Twitter in the classroom?” Here are some reasons why: Active Student Participation: Twitter helps to remediate the usual factors that hinder active student participation... Read More...


What is Digital Citizenship?

What is Digital Citizenship?

Technology is an integral part of our students’ lives. That said, it is essential to teach students to be good digital citizens and use technology responsibly. Digital citizenship is the acceptance and adherence of norms outlining appropriate behavior and responsible use of technology and participation in the virtual world. “Digital citizens” are individuals who are skilled and knowledgeable... Read More...


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