Education Update #17

Education News

The Four Stages Of The Self-Directed Learning Model

Studied in terms of adult education and vocation for years, self-directed learning is increasing in popularity for a variety of reasons, including growing dissatisfaction with public schooling, and the rich formal and informal learning materials available online….read more

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias. So, what can you do to more explicitly teach adolescents how to evaluate the quality of online information?…read more

How To Reach Students: 18 Simple Ways To Make A Lasting Impact

Reaching students emotionally may seem like a red herring, but maybe it’s not. Inspired by a recent post on making a difference in the lives of others around you, I immediately thought of the legacy teachers leave in the minds (and hearts) of students. If and how you will be remembered by students may sound like a bit of an ego trip, but the truth of the matter is, if you’re not making any kind of an impression, they’re probably not learning….read more

Can teachers do their job?

It’s a common story: young or old, the teacher in your mind’s eye sits with their eyes on their daily planner, their cheek pressed to the spine of a phone, the cord wobbling as their head moves back and forwards between documents, their jaw tensing and relaxing with each word and sentence. You can’t hear the other side of the conversation but you can hear the teacher say things like: “well yes but she has in fact missed quite a few lessons….. I understand but she does need to make that clear to me….. we do have to move quickly through the course at times”….read more

The 100 Best Video Sites For Educators

Bringing multimedia into the classroom is a great way to engage students in learning. Supplementing lessons, opening up new interests, and offering inspiration, online videos make for an incredible teaching tool. In 2010, we covered our favourite 100 video sites for educators, and we’ve now updated our list with more than 100 resources, including more than 25 brand new entries….read more

Five Services for Creating & Sharing Audio Recordings Online

Adding an audio message to your classroom blog or website can be a good way to help deliver important messages to your students and their parents. Posting an audio message, even if it covers the same content as a written message, can increase the chances that a visitor to your blog will take notice of something important. Adding an audio message to your blog or website is not difficult to do. Here are five free services that you can use to add an audio message to your blog or website…read more

197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About

If you don’t have a YouTube channel as an education provider, there’s a good chance you’re behind the times. Nearly every major educational institution in the world now hosts its own collection of videos featuring news, lectures and tutorials. Here are the top channels worth following based on views, subscriptions, and quality of content….read more

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