3 ways to keep students engaged in remote learning | LEAD
Remote learning has brought new challenges in the education sector that no one was prepared for. Despite implementing various online classroom apps, numerous children faced huge learning losses during the pandemic. Previously teachers could engage with their students easily as they were physically present in the classroom. However, keeping students engaged in virtual classrooms online has been a big challenge for teachers.
In this blog, we will tell you three ways in which you can keep your students engaged even through online classroom apps:
1. Use formative assessments
Formative assessments like impromptu quizzes, one-minute papers, asking students to create a visualisation, and others, involve continuous checks and balances in the teaching and learning processes.
Traditional schooling have been using the summative methods that is the ones that aim to evaluate student learning and academic achievement at the end of a term. This means there is little scope for students to improve. By the time students realize where they are lacking, it is too late to recover. This also demotivates students, as rather than looking at the situation objectively, students begin to believe that they are not smart enough.
However, in the formative assessments, you can frequently take feedback from the students to get a clear understanding and help them progress gradually. Through this method, students get a chance to return to the material and improve on their weaknesses.
LEAD Teacher App has made conducting exams and assessments easy and teachers can navigate through various functions flawlessly. The ‘Assessment’ tab in the LEAD Teacher App helps teachers easily conduct, edit, and schedule assessments. Once teachers schedule an assessment, it appears on their daily calendar and the LEAD Student App too. Since teachers can easily conduct these assessments, they can save a lot of time and focus on teaching.
2. Check-in with individual students
Every student has a different learning style and ability to grasp information. Moreover, the students’ mental health has also been affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic which may affect their learning ability. Some students may find it hard to focus in virtual classrooms, while some may find it difficult to take the pressure of exams due to a lack of confidence. As a teacher, you should consider all these factors and interact with students individually so that they will feel included and not left behind. Setup one on one meetings with your students. If you have a large class, you can let parents know that you can have a one-on-one chat with them if required. This in itself can help boost the confidence of students and their parents.
3. Make the most of your remote learning tools
Undoubtedly, the COVID-19 pandemic brought tremendous challenges for teachers as they had a sudden transition from traditional classrooms to virtual classrooms online. Teachers tackled these situations bravely and adapted to the new norm quickly. However, it is not enough to know just the basic technology. It is crucial that you make the most of the resources and tools that are at your disposal. If your school is using Google classrooms, you can study the platform in its entirety, how it works and what functions you can use to bring out learning outcomes more effectively.
For example, Google classroom has a feature that allows you to ask questions in the form of multiple-choice questions or short answers so that you can test students’ knowledge in multiple ways.
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