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Artificial Intelligence — the future of K-12 education

Teaching in the 21st century is changing with or without us. By staying current we as educators can play an active role.

The Future is today embrace and claim it!!!!

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Sage Simplicity Stories: 51 Thoughts to Simplify Your Life

School is starting back soon. Let’s not forget our mental health and the importance of taking time to destress. This is a good de-stress article. Read and enjoy

GALLIVANCE

“It is amazing how little you need to be happy.”
–Gilda at Traveller Interrupted 

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Three Education Trends to Watch

This article brings to the forefront of teaching some up and coming topics that may transform education and hopefully directly or indirectly make it more accessible to everyone.

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Technology is rapidly evolving, and subsequently, it has the power to transform different industries as well. Though schools and academia have not traditionally been the quickest to pick up on digital trends, that doesn’t mean that change isn’t happening. Today we’re exploring three education trends to watch. 

Artificial Intelligence

Businesses have been harnessing the power of artificial intelligence for its ability to rapidly process vast quantities of data and generate insights. Soon, the education sector can also be transformed with the adoption of this technology. Artificial intelligence is capable of performing tasks such as speech recognition, language translation, and decision-making. The best application for it so far is as a teaching tool, although supporters say that it may help to alleviate teacher shortages in the future. In the classroom, artificial intelligence is being used for personalized learning

Virtual Reality

According to education researcher

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10 Top Cooperative Learning Strategies (and some tech tools that could come in handy)

This blog showcases the Kagan Method but also shows how to engage every student in the learning process which is priceless.

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Dr Spencer Kagan is a renowned educator who changed the way the world viewed teaching.  He is mainly known for his work on cooperative learning strategies (often referred to as Kagan learning structures).

Instead of didactic teaching, in which a teacher stands at the front and tells information to whole class, Kagan thought that there were more effective methods.

Watch this excellent video clip, for a useful overview of the Kagan approach:

By adopting Kagan’s approach, research has shown that it greatly improves:

  • Team-building
  • Social skills
  • Communication skills
  • Knowledge building
  • Decision making
  • Processing information
  • Thinking skills
  • Presenting information

Below are my favourite cooperative learning strategies:

10 Top Cooperative Learning Strategies

Some others I have used are:

  • Pairs Squared (pair the learners, then pair up the pairs!)
  • Show not tell (pupils have to use drawings and diagrams to explain an answer)
  • Swapsies (pairs work on problems individually – they swap every minute to help solve or check…

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Guest post: 3 Ways to Make Classroom Presentations More Engaging

This article shares great ways to use creative visual storytelling idea in the classroom.

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Classroom presentations come with many challenges–not the least of which is keeping your students engaged long enough to teach the lesson! New technology creates many opportunities to spruce up your presentations and keep students captivated, so the trick is simply to figure out which methods will work best for you. 

In this article, I will explain three ways to make classroom presentations more engaging for students of all ages. Be sure to remember that you can always make tweaks to these ideas to fit the individual needs of your classroom. Great presentations come from understanding your audience.


Stop Motion Videos

Stop motion videos are a fun way to incorporate movement into your presentations. You can find a short video online, or create your own! Stop motion videos are typically made by shooting photos of a scene, making small changes to the scene between photos, and then stitching these photos…

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