How Technology Can Engage Students in Distance Learning

Education Technology Insights | Wednesday, March 17, 2021

The education system is utilizing technology to improve distance learning and increase student engagement. 

FREMONT, CA: As covid-19 upends all areas of society worldwide, and schools are one of many structures forced out of their routine. It creates a variety of problems for both educators and students. Fortunately, technology has progressed enough in the last few decades to offer possibilities of efficient distance learning.

Technology can be utilized for right or wrong purposes. Here are some great ways to use technology to engage kids better, ease them into complex concepts, and promote continued learning. Many valuable tools are incorporated to support the strategies.

Involve Students in the Making

Top 10 Distance and Remote Learning Solution Companies - 2020Involving children in creating small guides and survey questionnaires based on concepts can be a fun way to keep them engaged. Creating a classroom community blog or a class webpage where students can post their thoughts, presentations, survey results, and project pictures can significantly increase interest and engagement.

One of the easiest ways to make the student's creative brain work can be done by trying these free one-a-day brainteaser activities offered right now by MindAntix. Students will come up with brilliant creative ideas for the classroom websites when they start thinking like inventors.

Get Students to Present Abstract Concepts

Apps like iMovie help students understand complex ideas in subjects like science. Students are encouraged to report each step of the lab assignment and then describe what they did. The students then edit the videos and show them to the class or a larger audience to illustrate their comprehension of the concept. To take this a step further, teachers may also allow students to use resources to self-publish their work.

Use Storytelling in Classroom Projects

Storytelling is reemerging as an effective educational method. Many teachers use stories to communicate with their students. Stories are also an excellent way to foster a collaborative culture among students, which can be achieved even when students are not in the same room. Working with students in groups to create stories utilizing digital media such as photographs, videos, and music is a great way to encourage empathy, learning, and collaboration in the classroom.

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