Schools are ecosystems
“’Because schools aren’t broken, and we are not here to fix them, I don’t think we need to break them down and rebuild them,” she said. “Schools and districts are ecosystems, and ecosystems don’t break. But we do need to take care of them.
In the end, all the pieces are in place for education to work well. But these pieces need to be assembled in a different way if we want it to work better.’”
These are the words of Michelle Cody
, an inspiring elementary teacher who gave a keynote speech at the 2016 ISTE conference. The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). ISTE’s mission
supports teachers like Michelle to “continually improve learning and teaching around the world.”
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by Elizabeth Goodhue
Gamification is not gaming
I don’t want my child to play games all day!
If you are looking for an e-learning platform to support your child’s learning, gamification is going to be a feature. If you interpret this term the wrong way, you might say that the last thing parents want their children to do is to play more games on the computer. But hold that thought for a moment.
Why is a child is willing to spend hours, sometimes entire weekends, in front of a screen playing a game? Your children love games because they get instant feedback and rewards. We, humans, love rewards. We are a competitive lot and when we can advance to the next level of a challenge it motivates us to keep going. It makes us feel better that we have accomplished something, and we have! The same is true when we learn. Gamification gives students the incentive to succeed. So when you look for a strong e-learning platform for your child, remember that gamification is a good thing.
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The four pillars of flipped learning
Most teachers know this.
These four pillars
are the foundation of the classroom. Two pillars center upon the environment. Without flexibility and an established learning culture, the environment won’t be conducive to learning. The other two pillars, intentional content and the professional educator, are equally foundational.
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