Why Quality Professional Development Matters for Successful Technology Integration

Best professional development choices are made according to the individual needs of schools and their staff.



Often, professional development programs for teachers focus over hardware-usage and certain software applications. However, there is another aspect to educational technology training- developing teachers’ knowledge and skill in using the technology tools in their classrooms. And, in this aspect professional development programs considerable changes are required.   Quality professional development matters For the success of...
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Technology Integration For Your 21st Century Classrooms

Educators need to shift from teacher-centered classrooms towards student-centered classrooms.



Successful technology integration doesn’t end at the blackboard. Interactive whiteboards, LCD projectors, web-tours, may be considered as a part of technology integration; however, they are nothing more than supplementary teaching technologies. They do nothing more than re-enforcing the traditional lecture-based learning experience. Meaningful change requires that changes are made to the core – the pedagogy....
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How to Help Spelling Strugglers




Students often struggle with spellings. They get frustrated as they cannot memorize their spellings. They are not able to relate the spellings with the vowels and thus, they give up very easily. They should be taught the spellings so that they can excel in their higher-grade studies. How to identify spelling strugglers A simple round...
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How Technology can Help You Create Student-Centered Classrooms

Student centered classrooms



How technology helps create student-centered classrooms. You can individualize the learning experience. With technology you can implement individualized learning in your classroom. Once you have mapped the dominant learning styles of your students, you can create a bank of learning tools for them. The array of available options includes- videos, podcasts, virtual labs, manipulatives, etc. Student can select tools...
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Your Strategies for Success: Metacognition

Metacognition



In our last blog on Metacognition, we discussed how it could help your students make the grades. In this article, we discuss in depth how students really learn, and why it is necessary to teach metacognition in your classrooms. Is it necessary to teach metacognition? Most often kids attribute their success at school to good luck,...
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