The name SoftChalk is typically linked with educators and professionals in the education industry. However, Rachel Stange is here to show it is not just for the grown-ups. From a student’s perspective, SoftChalk can be just as beneficial learning from as well as using it to create content to teach others.
Teaching Online – Strategies and Tips – A four week online course for educators
July 11th- August 8th, 2016
The SoftChalk Talk Blog is back in action! We look forward to providing you with regular posts on all things new with SoftChalk, tips and tricks, guest spots by ‘Chalkies’ like you, and posts discussing the hottest topics and trends in education today.
The gamification market is expected to have an estimated growth rate of 67.1% from 2013 to 2018. According to Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, “gamification is the process of adding games or game-like elements to something (as a task) so as to encourage participation.” Gamification is especially making waves in the K-12 eLearning. A study found that 74% of the 694 K-8 teachers surveyed use digital games in their classrooms; many of them weekly
Students drooling all over their desks as they sleep through a classroom lecture not only hurts your ego; but also, the information being taught no longer has the chance to be retained by the student. Educators have been struggling for years to better engage their students so they will retain more of the information being taught. A growing trend in the educational community is the flipped classroom method. This allows students to learn both in the classroom and individually at home. Homework is then completed in the classroom so the teacher can guide students while they complete their work. Therefore, students receive help as they are applying the concepts and are then able to better learn the information instead of just remembering it .
The mission of the Professional Development Program at the Higher Colleges of Technology is to improve and sustain the professional growth of faculty and staff through different learning opportunities that align with the institution’s strategic goals.