Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Educational Links 3/8/18

Expanding Access to Edtech Isn’t Enough. We Need to Make Sure It Works, Too

4 Tips for Assessing Digital Literacy in Your Classroom

Building Students’ Noncognitive Skills

The emergence of smartphones and their apps has created a new world of personalization, instant results, and the ability to connect with others without actually making contact, but some of the basic foundational skills—perseverance, social skills, and more—that were once developed naturally have gone by the wayside.
Research on how these noncognitive factors affect learning is in its infancy, but preliminary findings point toward promising returns. Here I will examine noncognitive factors commonly lacking in today’s students and address how to develop these skills through specific (and easy to implement) instruction.

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