Using social media in the classroom can be a valuable learning tool, and the practice can open the door for a deeper level of classroom engagement and parent involvement if implemented thoughtfully. If you’re considering trying out a social media platform in your curriculum, classroom management strategy, or parent communications, check out these five tips for incorporating social media into your classroom.
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Recently, five of our exceptional EdOptions Academy teachers got together for a live panel to discuss the learning experience for students in our virtual courses. Here are some highlights of what these educators shared about the online teaching and learning process; how they keep students engaged and on track; and what they do to collaborate and communicate with their students, students’ families, and other educators.
As a virtual teacher for EdOptions Academy, I’ve seen that high student engagement and building relationships through video increases success in our courses and in the student’s online education as a whole. Here are some tips to take your video lessons to the next level.
At EdOptions Academy, our vision is empowering futures, one student at a time. The only way that happens is by recognizing each student as the unique person he or she is. Zach is one EdOptions Academy student who truly benefited from this personal approach.
Edmentum’s solutions include 15 different technology-enhanced item types, requiring them to use higher-order thinking skills. They are designed with Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DOK) framework and Bloom’s Taxonomy levels in mind. Using both of these frameworks ensures that each question is written to the appropriate difficulty level and that students are exposed to the appropriate content.
The traditional practice of lesson study can serve as a model with no shortage of transferable steps that will help you as educators make the most of your pilot this year. Here are four takeaways from Japanese lesson study to help you run a successful edtech pilot and make impactful purchasing decisions.