The online learning environment has become the new school for almost every student in most countries as a result of the current pandemic. Last time we explored a few tips on how to give feedback to students in the online learning environment. Now let’s move on to what I like to call the Bs of online feedback, that every teacher should know. Here they are:
There are many ways in which education technology can ease the workload of middle school teachers while creating a better learning experience for students. A learning management system may not be the only example, but it sure is one of the most comprehensible solutions educators can turn to.
Edtech allows both students and teachers to create high-quality content and share it with students all over the world, to experiment in virtual and remote laboratories, and learn more about the world. However, a critical approach is essential to differentiate between sources of information, because “all that glitters is not gold” on the Internet.
When given time and the necessary tools, teachers can create lessons that are inclusive of all learners, regardless of the setting. With a UDL curriculum in place, the majority of teachers’ work will be to create strong emotional connections with remote students and letting them know that they belong to a community of learners where everyone is valued.
Feedback is as important as instruction time, especially in the online learning environment. It’s really necessary for teachers to provide it continuously and concisely to students, adapted to each individual learner, and delivered in various ways, especially now when school has moved online.
Summer typically means more time for outdoor activities, camps, classes, and other in-person events. Check out these six resources to engage in some fun summer virtual camps and learning experiences. Simply choosing one to begin with will provide many benefits for learning and promoting student curiosity and engagement in new learning experiences.
Managing change in a school isn’t about choosing a new platform or migrating to a new system — it’s about the people that will work with the new tools and how comfortable they are with doing so effectively. Here’s how to help teachers and administrators see the value of edtech:
The promise of education in the 21st century is for no child to be left behind. However, some students have been left behind by the traditional model of teaching in the classroom. By moving parts of a class or entire classes online, teachers can ensure that every student is being reached.
Authentic learning is all about going back to basics: learning and experimenting to solve everyday problems. It is successfully used in both K12 and higher education. We believe that with a pinch of edtech it could be a good solution for many students across the globe.
Personalized instruction puts educators in the position to plan and deliver content, create and assess tasks in various ways to cater for students as individuals, while nurturing a learning environment that implies interactivity and flexibility. All this will lead to better students results, more motivation, and real engagement from students in their own personal growth and development.