Digital Learning

5 Tools for Supporting Project-Based Learning

Many skills the government and industry want students to learn are tough to teach in traditional educational models. Here, Shawn McCusker highlights some project-based learning tools to support a more independent learning environment.

What Skills and Behaviours Does Your Classroom Environment Value?

There are many things that educators are called upon to teach that aren’t in the curriculum. These range from the norms of speaking to the norms of appropriate dress and basic manners. In recent years, digital citizenship skills have been added to that list as schools address safe and healthy online behaviour. This pattern often repeats itself; a new societal need appears and, willingly or not, teachers are thrust into the breach. For example, before there were societal norms for cell phone use, teachers were some of the first to face the dilemma of ‘when is it appropriate to use your cell phone?’

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