• EdTech

    How to Get Students to Motivate Themselves

    One of the biggest issues that I have as a teacher is motivating students. You have probably spent some time wondering why your students didn’t care about what you were teaching and wanted to find out what to do about it. In the end, it’s always up to the students and whether or not they’re motivated enough to listen in class and to study. However, there are a few things I do to help students find their own reasons to get motivated. It’s challenging, but the results can be well worth it. Let them have options Students often feel like they’re simply gliding through things that have been thought out for…

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    EdTech: The Failed Models and the Hopeful Solution

    Regardless of where it is used, technology should ideally make things easier for everyone. It should allow everyone involved, from the developers to the end users, to increase their productivity, learn more, and advance and improve their techniques and output. These things, when applied to the education system, seem very promising. Imagine a school so technologically advanced that students, teachers, and administrators alike revolutionize teaching and learning. This was probably the vision the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) had in mind. In 2013, the city’s school district purchased and distributed iPads pre-installed with the Pearson curriculum. It was indeed a pioneer move that aimed to provide students and teachers…