While pupils look set to return to schools in September, online learning looks set to continue to play a key role. CAS has put together a guide to effective Remote Teaching to help. These guides provide advice to teachers to support them with remote learning.:
COVID-19 has brought significant changes for many teachers in how they deliver content to their pupils. As a result, many teachers have found themselves delivering lessons remotely and synchronously through Zoom, Google Meets or Microsoft Teams.
Other teachers may have been setting work for pupils asynchronously and making use of the wide range of online and interactive resources. You may even be trialling a hybrid approach; delivering half a session synchronously and then asking pupils to explore set work during the second half of the session.
There is no doubt that approaches vary across schools and by individual teachers, just as we might expect in the face-to-face classroom that we are all accustomed to; teachers will have a different mix of instructional teaching and independent learning.
That is why both these approaches are being used, but unlike our experience in the face-to-face classroom, much of this trialling of new technologies has meant we need to adapt quickly and be explorative.
On the other hand, some schools and teachers are providing more traditional homework setting approaches and are now looking to move to the next stage of engagement through synchronous sessions. They may also be working with whole classes or smaller groups or may wish to harness some of the free, interactive and online resources to provide some variety away from, for example, slides and worksheets.
To support both teachers who are on their initial journey with synchronous or asynchronous learning, and those who are looking for new creative and innovative approaches with desires to increase pupil engagement, Computing At School have produced learning guides which have been designed for teachers of all subjects; and covering examples across the curriculum.
You can download these guides from the following location:
The Asynchronous remote teaching guides packed with ideas for teachers of all subjects to engage their classes with free online resources that promote media-rich solutions from your pupils. These resources, although applicable to many subject areas, are accompanied by examples used in areas such as Geography, History, PE, Dance and Drama. These guides also provide an overview of different formative assessment platforms and national online resources to save time generating or adapting materials for independent learning.
The Guide to Synchronous remote teaching has been created from advice with hundreds of teachers who have been experimenting with various synchronous platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet. This guide provides checklists for first time users, ideas for increasing engagement and tips and tricks to make the most out of your online experience with your classes.