Individualised learning

Case Study: Individualising learning through inclusion

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“By individualising pathways for learning, we are allowing more and more of our students to reach the “personal excellence” that our mission aspires toward. In this way, inclusion is important because it allows all students the chance to reach their individual potential”- says Kasson Bratton, Head of Middle school at Nanjing International, China. Individualised learning is an effective tool to …

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Going Social – 3 inspiring classroom examples

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Going Social You’ll see them everywhere. The teenage boy with an iPad “hash-tagging”, the young girl in the MRT frenetically typing a FB message. The gizmo kid trying to beat you in a game of Candy Crush, the nine year old trying to teach you how to Instagram. Even you friend’s newborn baby, the one you never met, has a set of photos tagged …

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What can universities learn from schools?

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The High Possibility Classrooms (HPC) framework is an Australian model for technology enhanced learning in schools. It was developed from research on exemplary teachers’ knowledge of technology integration in the classrooms of students aged 6-16 years old in New South Wales (NSW) public schools. HPC builds on the valuable work of TPACK developed by Mishra & Koehler (2006) in the …

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The “A” team at KAS Taiwan

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The new KAS campus boasts state of the art technology infrastructures designed to suit the needs of the students and the staff – with the ability to support a 1-to-1 environment where every student is provided with a laptop. It’s a setup that enables active learning, equipping its community with the technical and infrastructural support systems to achieve more. Most of …

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Innovative Learning with Augmented Reality

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Many of us reading this would agree that the usual step-by-step protocol fails to spike creativity or enhanced in-depth thinking in a practical session, especially when it comes to 21st century learners.  The gap has always been about what’s learnt in a practical session and applying it to solve a real-life problem. As a consequence, it is common to observe the students commenting that the traditional practical sessions are non-challenging and outright …

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3 tips for mobile pedagogy in the classroom

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The integration of mobile technology in classrooms is no longer just a nice-to-have option in learning and development. Indeed, it has now become an essential part of the educational process for the 21st century generation. Furthermore, the the choice of device is also no more the focus of discussion. What is and will always be of utmost importance, is how …

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Building a school in the cloud

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Schools often talk about moving entirely to the cloud: being free of maintaining a huge infrastructure and moving to relying on an internet connection to run the technology in school. While many aspire to make this possible, in practice only few have succeeded in implementing it. And one such example is the Concordia International School in Hanoi. Concordia International School Hanoi is a …

Flipped Classroom

Flipped Classroom – The why, what and how of it

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So you’ve decided to flip your classroom and have created some great video content. How do you now ensure that the students are getting the most out of a flipped classroom? How do you get their buy-in and keep them engaged? To talk about this and more, EduTECH Asia has invited Ken Sell, Head of School, Aoba-Japan International School (AJIS), who will share …

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TPACK framework explained

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TPACK is a well-known framework in the education technology realm that connects technological, pedagogical and content knowledge. Expert teachers today are those who can combine knowledge, understand what is good for learning and use technology effectively. It is more than just adding ICT to traditional approaches but rather having a deep knowledge of how ICT can be used to access and process content …