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The pandemic changed many things in the way education is delivered, but among the most important of these is the need to deliver remote digital learning in low resourced, low tech contexts. A number of tools emerged that […]
It’s always tempting at the beginning of a new year to look forward to what might be the new trends in the coming year. Looking around at a collection of blog posts and Edtech magazine articles, it looks […]
Well, this week has been a really interesting one for me, as the people at ASUS sent me a really nice little BR1100 notebook computer with an Intel Core Processor to evaluate. This is one of the first […]
I’ve been thinking about writing this post since I shared the quote below through my social network channels. I was surprised that it stirred up so much strong feeling and controversy, both against and in support of the […]
In this article I would like to share a few simple activities that we can use with visual narrative to encourage students to put themselves into the lives, minds and feelings of others and to see beyond the surface appearance. I believe that visual narrative and particularly videos without spoken dialogue as an excellent medium for the development of empathy. Narrative is designed to touch our emotions and help us identify with characters that may be very different from ourselves.
Managing, organising and reorganising your students can be challenging in any classroom, especially if you have large classes. This can be made even more difficult in the remote classroom where your view of the order of students on your screen can be different from the order your students are seeing.
One useful tool that can help remote students track and evaluate their own progress is a kanban board. Kanban boards are visual tools that are commonly used by product development teams to track the progress of work.
One of the most frequent questions that comes up regarding students working within remote and virtual classrooms is that of assessment. The reality is that most forms of computer-based learning are actually easier to track and evaluate than […]
As schools have shifted from face-to-face classes to online and remote delivery of learning, a range of new behavioural problems and classroom management challenges have emerged for many teachers. These problems may vary depending on the type of platform you are using to deliver your lessons, but some problems are common to all platforms.
I discovered a whole range of new activities that were enjoyable for students and really beneficial to the development of their speaking and listening skills. Yes, I did say speaking. The spoken element of the dictation doesn’t have to be done by the teacher, we can get the students to dictate the texts to each other. This simple change opens up a much wider range of possibilities.
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