Emulating Social Interactions Online: A simple idea!

Relationship Building Relational development can be considered a vital component of effective teaching and learning, indeed one that has an impact on learners’ motivation and achievement (Niemi & Hotulainen, 2015). Some argue these relations are built through positive social interactions with peers (Cemalcilar, 2010). However, moving to online learning has reduced the opportunities for learners to interact on a social level, so how are these valuable interactions among learners being…

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Blended Learning – What is Your Unique Blend?

We recently passed the 1 year anniversary when education moved online. During the past 12 months schools, further education and training organizations and higher education has moved to a remote instruction model. With learners, of all ages, now returning to education it is time to look ahead and consider what comes next, After Covid. While many educators and learners struggled with remote instruction, there is evidence that others flourished with…

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Socrative v Kahoot – A Comparison

Formative assessment through the means of digital technology has become very popular in recent times, and has been accentuated by the move to remote / blended learning in the Covid-19 context. Kahoot and Socrative are two of the most popular formative assessment applications. This blog post will look at the pros and cons of the two platforms, before recommending how each could be used in the classroom context. Kahoot! The…

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Find Your Blend with TeachNet CPD

As school’s stagger their return this March from another enforced emergency remote learning hiatus where teachers at all levels had to grapple with adapting their face-to-face teaching to fully online, again. it’s hard to predict with any certainty what lies ahead for schools in the short-term. However, longer-term there is an expectation that traditional face-to-face learning alone will no longer suffice post Covid and a more blended form of teaching…

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Blended Learning – So what is all the fuss?

As we approach the Halloween Break and another lockdown period, the focus of many in our society is on the wonderful job our schools are doing.  The first phase of Covid-19, from March to June, has been defined by many as Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT).  This phase showed the resilience of schools to continue school learning remotely using every trick in the book.  However, it is widely recognised that this…

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