Before Covid-19, HE institutions were dipping their toes into the waters of online learning, but only as a way to support the main classroom experience. It’s now time to hold online learning to the same standards as on-campus courses by prioritizing digital strategies and providing complete learning experiences to all students.
Alongside the arts, STEM subjects are explored not just as a path toward academic advancement but as the skills today’s kids need to successfully navigate the adult world they’ll be stepping into. Let’s take a closer look at how STEM in schools sets children up for their future careers.
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought along another type of pandemic: digital fatigue. Everyone working in an online learning environment can be affected by it, and teachers in Higher Education make no exception. So here are a few tips for dealing with with digital fatigue:
Teachers have many alternative ways to convince students who don’t enjoy writing to engage with a topic. Audio/Video assignments, public blogs, or reflective journals are just a few ways to encourage students to learn without making writing the primary goal of a lesson.
Students need reflective practice as a norm in their learning process, and teachers have to guide them through the stages of self-discovery for deep learning and retention. Reflection can also be done with the assistance of digital tools, so here are a few digital reflection tools for your students:
Educators are always looking for new teaching strategies or digital tools that will help students better retain the content and promote student engagement. Here are seven tools to explore in the new school year that will engage students in learning the content while developing essential SEL skills.
Edutainment can be used in a wide range of educational contexts and reach more students, especially those who don’t have access to onsite state-of-the-art educational services. Let’s see how edutainment end edtech can be joined in offering students all over the world more enriching, more entertaining, and more effective learning experiences.
Asynchronous discussions have many benefits, but the most important one is that students don’t have to be in a classroom at the same time to learn from each other. Many teachers have found that class discussions can work just as well through an online forum, as long as it’s organized, has a clear structure, and students can rely on teacher feedback.
Instead of assigning a test with multiple choices, we can give our students multiple choices of assessment. There are several ways to assess students that can discourage cheating, give teachers a much better idea of what their students know, and galvanize authentic engagement.
Rubrics are indispensable tools for a teacher, making grading time-efficient, objective and reliable. They also come with benefits for the students in terms of clear expectations and realistic performance analysis. Here are six digital tools for creating effective rubrics:
Remote learning is likely to become a more prevalent part of the educational landscape. As such, as an educator, you need to consider how you can adjust your communication and teaching tools to meet the needs of all of your students. Here are a few tools and strategies you can use to approach remote education in a positive, inclusive way: