How Can Edtech Help in Social and Emotional Learning

Education Technology Insights | Thursday, May 26, 2022

Even in larger classrooms, edtech designed for and with users and implemented with awareness and intention can provide additional possibilities for self-directed learning.

FREMONT, CA: The value of relationships has become more apparent than ever this year, with the emergency move to remote working and learning. As children and teachers return to school, many are focused on repairing connections that 84 percent of instructors believe were damaged during the pandemic. Focusing on social-emotional learning (SEL) in the classroom helps establish these relationships while increasing well-being and academic achievement. However, educators may not be able to meet all of their students' requirements, particularly in high schools, where teachers spend less time with more pupils and adolescents are less open to adult advice. Educational technology adaptability and familiarity are appropriately used.

Developing students' agency in their own learning experiences is one of the numerous possible benefits of edtech use in SEL. It helps adolescents better understand and reflect on how they learn, including the influence of their well-being, such as sleep and physical exercise, and specific aspects of SEL, such as motivation and social support.

There is a lot of research, but few technologies make personalized learning possible. Schools and teachers are looking for comprehensive solutions that make creating 1:1 learning environments easier. Students who aren't ready to open up even when you chat to them face-to-face feel more comfortable doing so digitally.

Students' sense of belonging is strongly intertwined with their sense of trust and empathy, which improves their confidence and learning achievement. Even in larger classrooms, edtech designed for and with users—and implemented with awareness and intention—can provide additional possibilities for self-directed learning and check-ins. These changes promote increased motivation, communication, and self-reflection, creating the groundwork for a pleasant and engaging learning experience and future success for all students.

Relationships are an essential part of SEL, so these tools shouldn't replace teachers or real-world interactions. Instead, they should build comfort with these concepts, encourage conversation, and inspire confidence.

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