Although it is a challenge to ensure academic integrity in online classrooms, the future of remote learning is hopeful. In this chaotic period in education, e-learning and edtech solutions are very helpful. Teachers are the leaders of the learning process, and student success begins with them and the classroom culture they create.
Encouraging more students to participate in online classes means giving each one plenty of opportunities to do so and creating the right environment. If you’re feeling stuck right now or want to get them to open up more, here are seven activities to try next:
As we embrace the challenges that may continue to come throughout the rest of this school year and prepare for the next, we must stay flexible and be willing to take more risks with new ideas and digital tools in our classrooms. Here are five tools that promote creativity and provide fun learning experiences for students and teachers, and even families!
Teaching remotely can be tricky since building relationships in a virtual classroom is a skill that comes with experience. Wherever you are in your online teaching journey, you can still make the best out of any situation. Here are a few tips and tricks that I’ve learned along the way that can make building an online rapport much easier:
Being a teacher has always been a tough job that can drain the last ounce of energy out of you regularly. In the past year, “teacher-tired” has changed into “digitally fatigued,” moving towards a new exhaustion level. Here’s how to overcome digital fatigue as a teacher:
Building a resilient school culture ensures that the whole school will be more prepared to deal with changes, big and small. While we don’t know yet when we will return to “normal,” we do know that showing emotional support goes a long way.
Edtech brings new ways for parents to know more about school activities and their children’s progress in each subject they are learning, and generally be more present in their whole learning experience. There are at least three avenues that support parental engagement through educational technologies, so let’s explore them!
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?