by Seth Fleischauer, Founder
A friend reached out with concern about his local school district’s plan for distance learning in the fall. Knowing of our success teaching via live video, he asked, “Honest question: how do you keep screen-based learning engaging and interesting for kids who are now doing that as their primary source of education?”
The shortest answer to his question is: our goal is for the level of engagement to be so great that the medium doesn’t matter.
We continue with that approach this fall with our K-6 online learning clubs.
Here’s how we do it:
1. Treat it like it’s live TV.
You’ve sat down to watch TV but the program just became the tiniest bit boring. In the old days we may have pushed through until it picked back up again, but now many of us look at our phone to see if there’s a small chunk of content that will get us through the lull before we can reengage.
Tags: Best Practices • distance learning • Ed Tech & Distance Learning • Tips for Teachers