Hybrid learning instructional models took center stage during the spring of 2019 as schools moved in and out of learning modalities. As buildings were closing, groups of students were shifting between the physical classroom and digital learning platforms to continue their learning before the end of the year. While the Covid-19 pandemic continued to ravage the educational landscape for over a year, instructional coaches and teachers came together to find strategies to make hybrid learning work for their students.
More than ever before, teachers are discovering the power of education technology as essential to their success as educators. Teachers have long used EdTech, the combination of the words ‘education’ and ‘technology,’ to bring high-impact learning to students in a variety of ways. Whether it was interactive whiteboards that animated learning concepts or in-class, in-the-moment survey tools that amplified student
The monumental task of catching student learning back up to pre-pandemic proficiency levels is number one on teacher to-do lists. Throughout the Covid-19 shutdown, educational stakeholders worked tirelessly to meet the expanding social and emotional needs of students, families, and each other.
One reading app for all learning models – in class, at home, or hybrid Remote teaching and learning has been underway in the U.S. by now. Students are navigating learning management systems and videoconferencing tools while receiving instruction and collaborative assignments. Bitmoji’s have been embedded within landing pages, as teachers modify traditional lesson plans for remote settings and planned ways
Teaching students to annotate text is fundamental in an ELA classroom. As teachers, we equip our students with cognitive skills to break down difficult pieces of literature into understandable parts. When we teach students to annotate, it is usually in the realm of independent reading work, with annotations taken on post-it notes, in the margin of the text, on graphic organizers, or through highlighting using neon markers. As we move en masse into remote learning environments, however, teachers have new, exciting opportunities to develop annotation skills in new, exciting ways.
Seven ways to make the most out of this back-to-school season.