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Educational professionals today are not strangers to data collection and analysis within their classrooms. Whether you are a teacher in an elementary classroom or a professor in a university lecture hall, you likely spend endless hours poring over the data you have collected and attempting to use that data in order to improve the overall student experience within your class. While self-study is an important component of managing your classroom effectively and reaching your teaching

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Are you ready to put down your textbook and learn math in a new way? The right app can make learning math fun. If you are looking for calculator replacements, math reference tools or math games, check out this list of 10 math apps available for both iOS and Android devices.   DragonBox Algebra 5+ - iOS ($6.99) + Andriod ($4.99), Ages 5+ DragonBox Algebra 5+ gives users as young as five years old a

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As we look at how jobs and careers are changing, one of the things that we notice is the shift to more collaborative work. There has been an increase in knowledge work, rather than the skills work like working as a lineman for a phone company that may have been more popular in the past. Knowledge work requires more collaboration, which impacts the design of office space and the lives of the workers. One of the

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Happy New Year to all of our readers! As we move on to new topics and educational trends in 2017, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on 2016. Below, you’ll find our top five blogs from last year. If you don’t have a lot of time to digest all of our content, we thought maybe you could start with these five popular posts. Terry Fox Facts, Achievements & Accomplishments – This blog was

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Have you looked at the App Store recently? Whether you’re an Apple or an Android user, your devices allow you to select from millions of apps. The June 2016 numbers put Android apps at 2.2 million and Apple at 2 million. Besides apps to track your calories, calendar apps and Angry Birds, Apple boasts that it has 80,000 educational apps designed specifically for the iPad. As educators, we are being encouraged to incorporate more technology into the classroom. But

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It is now believed learning challenges like poverty or diversity do not have to become a student disability any longer. Watch this video of Advising Author Vicki Gibson to see why she thinks instructors are the key to closing the learning gap. Good instruction and collaborative practice that is planned an implemented by informed teachers can help close learning gaps.

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It’s not what you think. When we reflect on ourselves as a species, we humans tend to be quite proud of our intellect, especially in comparison to other creatures – and this pride is well-founded. Our capacity for deep thought, for creation, and for changing the world…all of this is due to the remarkable powers afforded by the large prefrontal cortex of the Homo Sapiens brain. Indeed, we possess the largest of prefrontal cortex of

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When it comes to learning and instruction, the focus should be on the student. However, the trend of student-centred learning goes beyond just focusing on students. According to the International Society for Technology in Education, “student-centred learning moves students from passive receivers of information to active participants in their own discovery process.” The learning process becomes focused on the needs, learning style and ability of each student. When implementing a student-centred learning approach, the right

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Learning is a complex process. Understanding a concept and getting the correct answer on a quiz is great and can lead to success in education. However, what we shouldn’t lose sight of is evaluating why we understand a concept or how we were able to arrive at the correct answer. As mentioned in the review paper An Analysis of Research on Metacognitive Teaching Strategies by authors Arthur K. Ellis, David W. Denton and John B.

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We recently hosted several Ed-Tech Showcases focused on how instructors are using our digital teaching and learning platform Connect, including SmartBook, our adaptive learning technology. Our Digital Success Consultant Sean Macleod guided attendees on a tour of both platforms through the lens of six different disciplines: Accounting and Finance, A&P and Biology, Economics, Marketing and Intro to Business, Organizational Behvaiour and HR Management as well as Psychology and Sociology. The goal of our Showcases was to

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