2020 will be an unforgettable year for everyone around the world. With all the measures taken by governments to prevent the spread of coronavirus, there is still a long way for people to fully conquer it. At this moment, schools' lives are still suspended, and offline courses are paused, too. To overcome the difficulty, online education has been adopted in many places.
Learning online is a great test for every teacher and student. For teachers, it will reflect the level of teachers' ability to using modern EdTech tools to perform a meaningful and valuable modern education. For students, their level of self-discipline can be reflected in the education and teaching during such periods. Whether it is for teachers or students, the application of modern educational technology is a double-edged sword. If used well, it can help them keep up with the pace of their education schedules and develop a new way of education. If it goes wrong, teaching results will be greatly affected in a bad way, and students could be easily distracted or waste their time on the Internet.
To this end, we have several suggestions for teachers using online education tools during such a hard time:
1. Provide proper guidance for students taking online lessons, especially psychological. The situation worldwide of the epidemic is still serious, thus students should be given timely psychological guidance. It takes time to overcome the epidemic, and students could get discouraged during the period. Teachers should avoid letting check-ins forms to transform online education into something formalist and bureaucratic, and constantly improve students' evaluation system using modern education technology. Diversity makes appropriate assessments of the students' current academic performance to ensure that the students can secure a solid foundation during such period.
2. Arrange the teaching content reasonably and give online courses with your camera on. Teachers should follow the requirements of relevant document notifications and do not arrange the teaching content ahead of schedule. When implementing online teaching and online education, we must fully and reasonably take care of the students 'current age cognition level, so that the teaching content is consistent with the established teaching schedule and the students' cognition level. Showing your face to your students in your online classes would provide great reassurance to your students. If you would like to do a recorded course in advance instead of a live one, we highly recommend you Edmodo Classroom to do it. With its high proficiency and cooperation with Edmodo, it will help both teachers and students greatly during such a period.
3. Be good at using information technology to continuously enhance teaching interaction. Both teachers and students should make proper use of online learning resources, fully coordinate the use of online and offline resources, and complement and interact with each other in and out of class. Carry out network teaching and learning in multiple ways and in various forms, innovate teaching management, enhance online teaching interaction, and use the network platform to pay attention to the student's learning situation and dynamics in a timely manner to ensure that the teaching progress is not delayed.
With proper procedures adopted, teaching online would greatly reduce the effect of the epidemic on education.