• EdTech

    Making the Most Out of Classroom Tech

    Educators of today are experiencing an unprecedented change in the academic landscape. The continuous integration of technology in the traditional classroom setting has put forward learning dynamics that become more and more complex by the minute. With the ever-growing pool of information comes an equally-huge sea of possibilities. Suddenly, it’s not just about the teacher and the books anymore. A wealth of information is readily available in a snap, and with this, classroom settings must evolve to maximize the benefits we can derive from the phenomenon of instant information. Naturally, we have to strike the perfect balance between conventional classroom practices and modernized learning media to get the best results.…

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    Editing Japanese Documents with Kami

    Japanese documentation is quite different for many reasons. Aside from its departure from the standard 26-letter alphabet, its encoding means that you’d have to deal with logographic character “embedding” in a screen space that is double that which you are typically used to. As such, using Kami with these documents may take a bit more than your usual method, so here are a few tips to get your work efficiently through: Handwritten Japanese should be manually marked. It’s enough that the character system is already complex, but when dealing with handwritten versions of the stuff, things can just get far more complicated. To bypass this would-be problem, the handwritten text…

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    Introduction to Google Classroom

    Google’s effort in providing convenient education has even doubled with the creation of Google Classroom, a new app that enables teachers and students to connect. Google Classroom aims to help teachers save time, organize classes, and improve daily communication with students. Launched in August 2014, Google has created another educational platform that will set the standard for future learning tools. Along with modern learning devices like Chromebooks, Google Classroom promises an easier, faster, and more convenient way of teaching and learning. Indeed, it is an exceptional learning tool with its simple yet very useful features. Simple Interface Unlike other complex learning apps, Google Classroom has a simple interface. It is…

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    Why Face-to-Face Teaching Remains Vital in the Digital Age

    In this modern age, almost everything is done online: shopping, marketing, messaging, playing games, watching, reading, and even teaching. Sadly, people have become more inclined to have less tangible things because they find them more accessible and convenient. With the development of new technologies, even education was conquered by the digital age. Gone were the days when students have to wake up early to catch their classes. Nowadays, students can study anytime, anywhere, and without their uniforms on. This was made possible by distance learning education in which students learn and communicate with their teachers using a computer and the Internet. While online education is convenient and trouble-free, there still…

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    Why Graphing Calculators Still Cost a Small Fortune

    New technologies have changed the ways students learn. However, there are still things that stay close to the hearts of teachers and students despite the advent of modern learning tools. One of these is the graphing calculator. Before the Kindle was even invented, graphing calculators were already considered classroom staples. Graphing calculators have never been out of the market This is true notwithstanding the emergence of online learning tools that are more convenient and accessible. In point of fact, graphing calculators still cost a fortune. While mobile phones, laptops, and tablets are decreasing in price, outdated graphic calculators remain as expensive as they were years ago. For students, teachers, and…