Blended learning and expanding on new digital skills

Whilst remote learning was a sudden transition to using technology in a different way, many children and staff really embraced remote education. Many educators will now move to blended models, where remote and digital platforms support in-person classroom teaching, and contribute to minimising teacher workload whilst enhancing learning.

Here are a few examples of how both teachers and pupils can use technology and a blended learning approach to their advantage.  

Use remote learning technology for all homework

Ensure work is scheduled, self-marking and clearly organised, this will make homework much easier to manage for both students and teachers.

Use your platform in the classroom to use less paper

Distribute work to the children, provide digital, voice or video feedback to save time and print less along the way.

Collaborate at a safe distance

Many children will want to work with their friends, this can be done by utilising the collaboration tools built into Google and Microsoft allowing them to work on projects together, whilst not sat too close, or even in the same location!

Be prepared for a bubble closure, pupils absence or other school closure

Have resources available in your learning platform that are ready to go should you be forced to close, or have pupils working at home.

Review your Computing Curriculum

Which areas have not been covered during lockdowns? Which skills do your staff need to expand on to keep up with the growing presence of technology in the classroom?

Book a staff skills audit on the computing curriculum, or other learning tools to make sure your school is optimised for blended learning.

You can also book a review with us of the computing curriculum to see which software can enhance your offering and make computing a successful subject.

For information and recommendations regarding having devices return back to your school take a look at our blog post here. 

 

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Published: March 9