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The last video in our adaptive learning series compared adaptive learning to traditional homework products. In this video, the focus is on how adaptive learning influence your teaching methods. Learn how instructors can use the data provided through adaptive learning platforms to help influence their lesson planning. Adaptive learning can teach students facts and foundational knowledge, but instructors and in-class time are still crucial in order to have meaningful discussions. Adaptive learning and instructors can

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The flipped classroom is an approach that has been adopted by many secondary school teachers as well as college instructors and university professors. In a flipped classroom design, the roles of the student and the teacher are reversed. The instructor has to design the course so the student is able to prepare for class ahead of time, by completing reading assignments, watching video lectures or listening to audio files prior to arriving. Ultimately, this allows students

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There are thousands of educational science apps that make exploring the world possible. If you're looking for new material to incorporate with existing resources like experiments and educational videos, here are 10 of our favourite science apps your students will love!   Project Noah – Android + iOS (Free), Grades 4 – 12 Are you interested in taking your students on nature-based field trips? Project Noah is a tool your students can use to explore

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Our basic premise with multimedia learning is that we can learn more deeply from words and pictures together than we can from just words alone. This basic premise might explain why so many people are able to pick up new hobbies or learn new skills from YouTube videos. When learning to knit, the video of an expert knitter creating a scarf along with their verbal explanation helps a novice understand and learn. The basic principle

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This month we’ll be hosting several Ed-Tech Showcases to help instructors learn about the power of Connect and SmartBook. Each of the nine discipline-focused webinars will be hosted by one of our Digital Success Consultants, who will walk participants through how instructors are using Connect before, during and after class to boost student engagement. Each webinar is only 30 minutes, including a 10 minute question and answer period.  Participants will learn more about how Connect

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We recently introduced our adaptive learning video series with a video on McGraw-Hill's philosophy on adaptive learning. Now, we're tackling the difference between traditional online homework products and adaptive learning products when it comes to homework. Check out this video to see how adaptive learning products tackle the idea of homework. For some students, getting a right or wrong answer isn’t enough. With the right adaptive learning tool, students can brush up on skills they

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In the educational sphere, testing has become an increasingly important component in a student's ability to succeed. Standardized testing is common, beginning in the early years of a student's educational experience. Nearly every major college or university requires some sort of entrance exam or standardized test, and students will continue to face these exams throughout their post-secondary educational career. Noting that certain thresholds need to be met in order to pass a class or earn

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Canada has long been known for its inclusive nature and its diverse population, but minorities in the country still struggled to earn their place as they did in other countries, including the United States. The idea of devoting a specific period of time to exploring black culture and history in Canada was implemented in 1926, but February officially became Black History Month in 1976. This month is now dedicated to exploring the lives of influential

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For many adults today, kindergarten memories conjure up images of play time with friends, arts and crafts, and perhaps even a nap on a carpet square surrounded by their classmates. Today's kindergarten students will likely grow up with a different memory of their first classroom experience. While reminiscing, they may see themselves sitting at tables with their classmates, getting instructions from the teacher, and working tirelessly in order to learn to read as early as

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Are you looking for a new way to teach your students geography? Opening an atlas isn’t the same as exploring the 3D world an app offers. Check out our list of 10 apps that will strengthen your students’ map reading skills and knowledge of countries, capitals, and cultures!   Atlas 2016 – Android & iOS (Free) – Recommended for Children Ages 4+ (Everyone) Atlas 2016 provides up-to-date world maps. Users view full-screen maps using pinch

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