How to Make a Concept Map with GoConqr
A concept map and a mind map are sort of like twin brothers – although almost everyone knows they’re different, very few people can actually tell one apart from the other. However, as happens with twins, once we become more familiar with them, we suddenly start to see that they have subtle yet significant differences. […]Read More
How to Find the Best Learning Resources on GoConqr
Many students and teachers join GoConqr so that they can start creating their own learning resources and use our online tools to bring the concept of active learning to life. But there’s so much more to do. In this week’s blog, we’re going to focus on how you can easily access valuable user-generated study material […]Read More
Culturally Responsive Teaching: 4 Ways to Integrate Students
With so many new teaching strategies now out there, educators could be forgiven for simply losing track, but culturally responsive teaching is one that all teachers should get to know better. The great English philosopher John Stuart Mill believed that diversity helped enrich society. This is certainly true when it comes to the classroom too, […]Read More
How to Plan a Lesson in 5 Minutes (Includes Template)
One of the things that students can quickly pick up on in a lesson is whether the teacher has prepared their material or is winging it, which makes planning a lesson a prerequisite for teachers. As any jazz aficionado will tell you, improvisation can be a positive thing. With that said, good planning is still […]Read More
How Good Classroom Rules Can Result in Good Classroom Behavior
Rules are made to be broken, or so the saying goes. But when it comes to school, classroom rules can provide students with clarity, guidance and a sense calm. Children who scream at each other, destroyed learning material lying in the corner and a class clown who always shows up late. It’s every teacher’s nightmare […]Read More
Learning Technologies and Creativity in the Classroom
If newer technologies can foster creativity in students then educators must seriously think about how they can incorporate them into their classroom teaching strategies. Creativity in the classroom. If you ask the vast majority of students about any links the two might have, there’s a high chance you’ll be met with a sea of blank […]Read More
One More Step Towards Personalized Learning: Suggested Resources for You
One of the main advantages of using new technologies in the field of education is personalized learning. This means that students can immerse themselves in a learning experience tailored to their specific interests and needs instead of strictly following “canned” courses that offer the same thing for all students. We know that when it comes […]Read More
Images with Questions: The Latest Improvement to the Quiz Tool is Here!
Less than a month ago, we announced major improvements to our quiz creation tool as we added fill-in-the-blank-type questions, along with new timing and reviewing options. But that doesn’t mean we’ve been resting on our laurels since – in fact, we’ve decided to take another step forward and launch a new kind of quiz question! […]Read More
OECD Report Asks How EdTech Can Be More Effective. We’ve Got Suggestions.
The newly published OECD measurement of Digital Skills raises some interesting discussion points regarding the use of technology in the classroom. “Schools have yet to take advantage of the potential of technology in the classroom to tackle the digital divide and give every student the skills they need in today’s connected world.” -OECD (2015), […]Read More
School Daze: Are High School Students in America too Bored to be Brilliant?
If student engagement is a key predictor of high school students’ future success, then educators in the US may well have cause for concern. According to a Gallup survey of 13 to 17 year-old students in the US, exactly half of those polled admitted to feeling bored at school. An OECD report also indicated that […]Read More