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Benefits of using learning apps
April 10, 2018

It was one of my first music lessons for 5th graders when I realized how lost I was as a teacher. I had dreams about lessons where we listen to cool songs, play as a band and enjoy. This way my students would eventually fall in love with music. Then the reality slapped me in the face.

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April 24, 2018

Creativity plays such a big part in our everyday life, as creative problem solving is behind of every innovation and self-expression can be seen as a key to happiness. Using technology for creative purposes is one of the best ways of benefiting from it in schools. 

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April 18, 2018

Too many times the EdTech discussion circles around irrelevant matters: are teachers still needed in the future or should we limit screen time in schools.

Digitalisation has improved processes in all industries and the same transformation has started in the education sector. Instead of seeing threats, we should focus on developing the best pedagogical practices for the use of technology and make sure it's used in the right way.

This text introduces some of the main pedagogical principles for the classroom use of educational technology.

 

April 5, 2018

At Kokoa, we often get to evaluate educational solutions for learning programming.

There are several reasons for this: The digital world is created by programming, so it is natural to teach programming in digital environment. Programming languages are systematic and logical, so it is easy to create problems, which have easily identifiable right and wrong answers. Coding skills and computational thinking are also among the most desired 21st century skills and part of many new curricula, which creates demand for teaching resources.

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