Like it or not, distance education will continue to be a part of the reality of many schools for months to come, whether through a widespread distance switch announcement or the closure of targeted classes. Just before the holiday break, we therefore decided to regroup a selection of our articles related to online education. We offer a second selection here.
Part 1: Resources for teaching online
The importance of benevolence
- 5 things to consider before embarking on distance education
Distance education is more suitable for post-secondary education. Despite everything, at the moment, teachers have to do something right, however imperfect the solution may be. How do you support your students when you yourself are confined and, in some cases, you also have to home school your own children? Here are 5 elements that could guide you!
- Motivating our students from a distance: a few tips
Quebec secondary school teachers will not find their students in their classrooms, but they must continue to teach at a distance until the end of the year. Many of them will push their limits and explore new horizons with this approach. Here are some tips, very simple and which do not reinvent anything at all, but which could inspire you in a practice which will know how to keep your students active.
- 3 ideas for positive reinforcement and better transmission of emotions in distance learning
In the classroom, a teacher is expected to use positive reinforcement, gradually giving advice to move their students forward and giving feedback on their work. But now, with the distance, things get complicated. Here are three avenues drawn from personal experience to improve this decisive point. A text by our collaborator Laurent Di Pasquale.
- 3 keys that should be found in any teaching plan during a pandemic
According to researchers, three themes should be part of the response plan to a context as uncertain as the one we live in: well-being, engagement and feedback (in class, as at distance) ...
About remote assessment
Issue of the École branchée magazine for teachers, always available and relevant:
- In class and at a distance - The necessary adaptations of teaching and assessment - Spring 2021 (V23N3)
- Bloom's taxonomy and distance assessment
How can instructional intent help you assess students, both in class and at a distance? Here is a strategy to adopt which is based on Bloom's taxonomy.
- Evaluate differently to promote equity among students
One of the main issues in connection with distance education remains the evaluation of learning. Long before the start of the pandemic, Quebec researchers had undertaken to examine the question, mainly in a context of justice, equality and equity for all students. Find out about this ongoing research project.
- The flipped classroom is popular in distance learning
More and more teachers are interested in the flipped classroom. This teaching practice makes it possible to transmit more theoretical knowledge to students through video clips and to devote more class time to the realization of concrete projects. A way of doing things that lends itself rather well to distance education!
- Produce engaging video clips
Key points to consider and some technical recommendations: Researchers analyzed more than 6.9 million video viewing sessions on the e-learning platform. They identified five concrete recommendations for teachers who use video with their students.
- Distance learning science: ideas and tips
The main challenge of teaching a practical subject such as science at a distance is figuring out how to allow students to experiment, test and explore through manipulations. Here are some ideas to make it easier.
- Some benchmarks for practicing science and technology outside the laboratory with elementary and secondary students
Although the practical aspect of science and technology to generate learning and arouse curiosity is recognized, it has been undermined with the pandemic. In this text, Geneviève Allaire-Duquette presents certain benchmarks to guide teachers so that they can allow students to continue their practical learning even outside a laboratory.
- Distance French: some winning strategies
How to teach and assess French at a distance? Several questions arise. Here are a few, along with tips to help you find answers.
- Distance preschool education: 3 approaches to maintaining play
Symbolic play is very present in preschool education. But how do you maintain the game from a distance? It is quite a challenge! However, teachers and educational consultants have found ways to pretend… even from a distance.
To promote active pedagogy
- Ideas to make your students active in distance education
While we thought we would find a semblance of calm with the start of the year in our classes, some had to apply distance learning faster than expected, many classes also found themselves in both face-to-face and remotely. Here are some ideas to encourage students to take action.
- How to make distance learning less distant and more "human"
What is the secret to maintaining human relationships through digital technology? It's not known if it exists, but here are three tips to personalize distance learning and make it less distant.
- 5 postures to favor for active teaching ... even from a distance
How to adopt a more active pedagogy which adapts well to distance thanks to digital tools? Here are 5 postures to favor and tools that can support you, in addition to training suggestions to better master them.
- Consider collaboration through digital through writing, game creation and video
One of the favorite teaching ingredients of our collaborator, secondary school teacher Laurent Di Pasquale, is collaboration. Here are some ideas for activities and useful tools to stimulate it, in a distance learning situation.
- Ready to teach at a distance: the "4Cs" to engage students
According to researchers, 4 keys promote student engagement in their learning: content, collaboration, competition and creation. More info and examples in our article today.
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