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5 Smart Ways to Use the Internet in the Classroom

One of the greatest issues in the contemporary classroom is that many teachers still refuse to embrace technology and make it a part of the education process. Click here for a great article by guest blogger Lori Wade describing 5 ways in which the internet and technology can be used to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom.

Top 9 Ways to Use a Smartphone for School

Personal digital devices are a mainstay in society. While many studies show that smart phones are a distraction to students and their use yields poorer results in the classroom, students are going to have them even if they might pose a challenge. Click here for 9 clever uses for a smart phone to help enhance your performance in school.

Top 10 Ways to Battle Procrastination

Students regularly fall prey to procrastination. Since most online learning is done entirely at home (or wherever else one chooses to work), it is especially important for e-learners to be prepared to tackle procrastination.
Here are 10 tips to beat procrastination:

5 Ways to Avoid Common Videoconference Lecture Mistakes

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Are you teaching an online class and meeting with students via videoconference?

Interacting with students via videoconference is a great way to maintain a personal connection and make your online course engaging and interactive. Skype, Zoom, GoToMeeting, and Google Hangouts are all great options for hosting your videoconference, but keep in mind that videoconferences can be a disaster if you’re not prepared.

Here are 5 essential tips to keep in mind to avoid common videoconference lecture mistakes.

Engage and Assess Students with the Nearpod App

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Nearpod is an app that allows teachers to create interactive presentations that incorporate student input. After downloading the Nearpod app, teachers can create presentations and add opportunities for interactivity. The slides of the presentation can include images, videos, live web…