How Educators Are Keeping Students Engaged Remotely #MakerEducation
Nice piece from EdTech Magazine highlighting the incredible work our teachers are doing to help students adapt to remote learning. Teachers have always been heroes, but the recent crisis has shown just how capable they are at quick thinking, overcoming obstacles, and problem solving.
When it comes to remote learning, keeping students engaged outside of the classroom can be tough. Teachers may find it challenging to provide hands-on activities to go with their lesson plans, maintain consistent interaction with their students and foster creativity and collaboration from a distance.
Many students are feeling the same way today as their schools shift to an online learning environment due to the national pandemic. For example, a recent survey conducted by Phi Delta Kappa International found that high school students want their virtual classroom experiences to be more structured and interactive, Education Dive reports.
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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