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Online Learning

Explore innovative ways to use technology to expand learning beyond the walls of your classroom.

  • Creating Online Clubs for Students During Remote Learning

    A teacher who sponsors a coding club shares how it helps students meet peers with similar interests and feel less alone while learning at home.
    Vivian Hernandez
  • Using Student-Generated Questions to Promote Deeper Thinking

    Asking students to create their own questions has a powerful impact on learning. Plus, 5 tips to encourage high-quality questions.
  • The Value of a Camera-Optional Policy

    Allowing students to choose whether to turn their camera on for online classes enables them to take ownership of their learning.
  • Educators Turn to Bitmoji to Build Community and Engagement

    Both fun and practical, Bitmoji classrooms are adding some levity to fall planning this year.
  • Using Hand Signals for More Equitable Discussions

    Whether your class discussions are online or off, hand signals enable students to engage in multiple ways.
  • Engaging Students in Virtual Instruction With the Camera Off

    Giving students the option to turn their cameras off may make them more comfortable and open up new possibilities for teaching.
  • How to Create Community in a Virtual Classroom

    By establishing routines that address the challenges of online learning, teachers can help students in grades 3 to 8 feel a sense of belonging.
  • What Teachers in China Have Learned in the Past Month

    An American whose classroom in Beijing is now online shares what she and her team have learned since the coronavirus hit, just as U.S. teachers make the same shift.
  • Teaching Through a Pandemic: A Mindset for This Moment

    Hundreds of teachers, many of them operating in countries where teach-from-home has been in place for weeks, weigh in on the mental approach you need to stay grounded in this difficult time.
  • How to Choose Words That Motivate Students During Online Learning

    Framing assignments in student-centric rather than teacher-centric ways can encourage engagement and persistence in learning.
  • Reading the Virtual Classroom Is Hard, but It Can Be Done

    Many teachers find it difficult to gauge how well students understand a lesson in an online classroom. A technique common among award-winning online instructors should help.
  • 7 Ways to Help Kids Start Middle School When They’re Rarely in the Building

    Bridging the transition between elementary and middle school is always important—but this year’s strategies will require some rethinking.
  • How to Improve Distance Learning for Students With IEPs

    Strategies for parental involvement and synchronous and asynchronous activities can help students with individualized education programs.
  • How to Help Middle School Students Develop Crucial Skills This Year

    Most middle schoolers have not mastered the self-regulation skills they need for distance learning, but these simple strategies can help.
  • 7 Guidelines for Setting Up Clear Online Lessons

    The way a lesson is laid out online can make all the difference in whether a student can follow along and execute it successfully.

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