We cannot educate the same way as we did, because of the this integration of the new and fast-paced technology, yet endorse authentic learning by delivering a new form of education (Jacobs, 2010). Schools must offer a structure where there is real consistency and relevant learning taking place at all times (Ackerman & Krupp,  2012). … More BYOD

Hardware in Classrooms

Interactive whiteboards can be seen almost in every classroom. But why do some teachers use them and others only use it as a visual aid? Interactive whiteboards allow students to visualise the process and concepts and is especially use in subjects such as science or maths. These subjects is mainly about the processes and relationships … More Hardware in Classrooms

The affordances of classroom technologies

Students having laptops means we are able to structure and coordinate activities as well as support community learning (Rubens, Emans, Leinonen, Skarmeta and Simons, 2005)but at the same time we need to consider the cost and effectiveness of these technological tools. A laptop provides both educational and social affordances. When we consider these two main … More The affordances of classroom technologies

Classroom behaviour management and technology

Banning mobile phone and other digital devices may be a great idea when trying to eliminate distraction from learning. In addition, students may be tempted to cheat during tests. Without technologies in classroom, at least there’s a higher chance of students being attentive in class. With that said, technology can be a great learning tool … More Classroom behaviour management and technology

Lesson planning

The diffcult part of the lesson planning, I find, are two question: “How will I teach it?” and “How will I know if the students understand?” Planning a lesson is all about progression and regression, but also ensuring that you tick all the boxes in terms of engaging students for 60 minutes and making sure … More Lesson planning