While remote learning technologies are great, there are dangers associated with online learning, including cases of cyberbullying and criminals that use the information they find online to commit identity theft. As an educator, it is important to do what you can to keep students safe at school and educate parents about precautions at home. Here are some common threats and tips.
Spider web discussions are a great way to increase class participation, especially in online sessions where teachers need new ideas to encourage students to engage fully. Find out what they are and how to organize spider web discussions in synchronous online classes.
Mastery-based learning is an innovative approach to teaching focused on the learner and designed with the graduate profile in mind. This approach uses students’ interests to engage them in learning and the instruction demonstrates relevance to their lives.
A school LMS allows educators to deliver personalized learning support for students. As hybrid learning gains popularity for teaching during the pandemic and beyond, schools need an LMS that helps them do this effectively.
The most effective way to constantly check in on students, teachers and even parents is by sending surveys. These are a great way to understand the major challenges faced by educational institutions, but also a starting point for change. Let’s see some survey ideas to help schools make the best decisions for all stakeholders:
Having some extra tools in our teacher toolkit is helpful, especially as we continue to navigate challenges of hybrid or virtual learning and seek new ideas to keep students connected and engaged in learning through the end of this school year. Here are 5 awesome game-based tools to use in your classroom:
Leveraging podcasts will allow you to increase student motivation, provide personalized feedback and materials, facilitate self and peer assessment, and help them develop a their skills in a fun and engaging way.
The flipped classroom is a highly effective teaching method for students learning online, providing them with the freedom to access learning materials and study independently, while still benefiting from live teacher support.
It’s no secret that teachers are usually under a lot of stress. A part of the solution can be incorporating self-compassion into teaching. Self-compassion has three main components: self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness. Learning how to use them on a daily basis can enhance job satisfaction, but also has a rippling effect on student well-being.
The past year has been difficult for many students, but especially for those living with disabilities. Teachers and parents can best help them overcome the challenges of online learning by communicating about their ongoing needs and working to obtain appropriate accommodations, as well as maintaining students’ wellness.