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Using news and entertainment media in the classroom

“Media” is a funny word these days, it refers to both the medium of communication (digital media, print media etc.) as well as the content […]

Digital security and safeguarding student and staff data

A version of this post was originally published on April 9th, 2019, in Education Technology, as the first part in a series regarding safeguarding data […]

How ed-tech can enhance collaborative learning in the classroom

Ever since the classroom was invented educators have been using the latest technologies to enhance the learning process and support students in achieving the best […]

Thinking differently about dyslexia in the classroom: Part 2

In my last post we explored the exceptional ways in which dyslexia enhances certain types of thinking. This week we’ll look at some best practices, […]

Thinking differently about dyslexia in the classroom: Part 1

Many successful thinkers, inventors and revolutionaries have dyslexia*. From Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Alexander Graham-Bell to Mohamed Ali, Walt Disney, John Lennon, Steven Spielberg […]

Designing courses for students with diverse needs

In the age of standardized testing, it’s all too common for educators to rely on the same teaching and testing methods for every student. Unfortunately, […]

Life-Long Kindergarten: Reviving play in the classroom and beyond

Dr Mitchell Resnick, MIT professor of learning research, heads up the MIT Media Lab’s Lifelong Kindergarten research group. He believes the greatest invention of the […]

Transforming our schools through empathy

In the first part of this series, we talked about how classroom management becomes easier and more effective when viewed through an empathic lens. In […]

Meeting the needs of introverted students with e-learning

Introversion can be easily misunderstood, especially in social settings that favor the extrovert ideal. Schools are a great example of such a setting, with group […]

Teacher PD training: Should self-care be part of it?

Like therapists, nurses, doctors and priests, teachers fall into a special category of professionals whose work is to help others. This leads to a particular […]

Teaching empathy for better learning outcomes

In the previous installment of this series on empathy in schools, we had a look at how teachers can manage their classroom better by adopting […]

Digital humanities in the K-12 classroom

In my previous post we explored the origins and definitions of digital humanities and covered a few examples of how the techniques are being applied […]

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