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Case Study: Teaching U.S. History Through Media, Design & Art

Did you know that in 2014, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) conducted a survey on history and civics education? They found that 18% of 8th graders were proficient in US History. Pretty disappointing statistic right?

Here’s what one teacher is doing to change that.

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The Solution To Learning Loss – EdTech News May 2021

Learning loss and how the pandemic and hybrid learning have contributed heavily to it has been a debate for a while now.Read More

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Learning On Instagram: Behind the Scenes with Makematic

Episode 13 of the Makematic vlog goes through learning on Instagram. The social media platform has evolved immensely over the past few years.Read More

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Is Your Child At The Centre Of Their Education? – Part One

We are living through a period where child-centred education has become more important than ever before. Read More

Case Study: Integrating the SDGs into Curriculum

What does it take to start integrating the Sustainable Development Goals into your already crowded curriculum? Read this case study to find out how one New Jersey teacher took the challenge.Read More

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Climate Education: What Do The Stats Say?

Joe Brindle, a volunteer for the non-profit Teach The Future has a lot to say when it comes to the lack of climate education in schools. We’ve published a blog he wrote for Teach the Future, to share some key statistics we should all be aware of.Read More

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EdTech News – April 2021

During the last year, we’ve all found our own ways to adapt and this is also the case for how and where we learn. Some students have had the luxury of their own room, a desk, whereas others have had to share the kitchen table or sit on the bed. What’s the connection between student engagement and learning environments?Read More

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Why Earth Day 2021 Will Be The Most Important One Yet

Earth Day is less than 10 days away! Do you already have your lesson planned? Recycling your lesson plan from last year? You might want to reconsider as this year’s Earth Day might just be the most important one ever.

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How to Create Instructional Videos Like a Pro

Creating instructional videos has never been easier. But how can you make it so that it is fit for purpose?

Anyone can be a producer, and our very own Director of Production, Brian Shaw will explain how ANYONE can create instructional videos that will engage your audience.Read More

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Try Putting Down Your Device For A Day

In 1946 Edgar Dale who was an American educator, developed the Cone of Experience also known as the Learning Pyramid. It has become a staple of the education sector.  It examines how learners retain knowledge after interaction with different types of media.Read More

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Learning on TikTok: Makematic Behind-The-Scenes Vlog

In this vlog, we’re learning about TikTok. We know the platform; some love it, some hate it, and some refused to download the platform at the start of lockdown last year because it was a platform “for kids”. Guilty. But now, I love the platform and learn so much from it.Read More

Can I Come To School Tomorrow?

Can I come to school tomorrow? Is an arts-based observation project that explores the isolating effect of teaching without pupils, and a tribute to all of the dedicated, creative, and selfless teachers and schools of the ‘virtual frontline’. Read about it and find out how to get involved.Read More

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