With remote learning seemingly here to stay, LMSs have become a key ingredient for effective teaching and learning throughout the pandemic. Learning in a virtual environment can bring unique benefits and provide a more accessible, engaging, and inclusive option for students that thrive with alternative methods of learning.
Digital fatigue appeared as a consequence of overusing the digital tools in the learning process, causing a feeling of saturation that can even lead to burnout. Everyone involved in teaching and learning online should educate themselves and others to recognize the signs of digital fatigue early on, so we can reverse its consequences or at least limit its damage.
The gap between education research and practice is a big problem that education leaders and policymakers need to address. However, teachers can reap the benefits of educational research by tapping into valuable information to use in their daily practice. This information is widely available online, so why not give it a try?
Regardless of the tools we use as teachers, as long as we foster student agency, we give them the best lesson: anything in life requires complete dedication and engagement if we want it to be a success. They can only achieve this if they take responsibility for their actions, and what better way to start doing so than while learning?
Whether we are in virtual, hybrid, or in-person learning, it is important to have a variety of versatile tools that help us transition between these spaces and also expand the when and where learning happens. Here are four ideas to promote collaboration in digital spaces:
Professional development for teachers can offer the support they need, as long as those in charge of creating and delivering it know exactly what to do. Here are some aspects that should always be a part of an effective teacher training program:
As students return to physical classrooms, certain elements can still be in place, including online lessons that students can review anytime, checking for understanding through competency-based learning, and independent practice that takes place online.
By intentionally planning and providing opportunities for practice in spatial reasoning, we can help students to build an intelligence that will be useful in countless professions and in their day-to-day lives. Here are six ways to practice spatial reasoning skills with the help of technology:
When designing online learning content, teachers and students should not forget that not all images, videos, and texts that are available online can be used freely. So let’s explore five copyright rules that every student and teacher should know by heart:
Even though not every lesson or learning concept may be suited for the microlearning format, microlearning has a place in all types of schools and is suitable for students of all ages. The most important takeaways for teachers are breaking bigger lessons into smaller units and focusing on the main ideas of a lesson first.