I wasn’t ready for this. I don’t think anyone was.
During the first couple months of the pandemic, I was thinking “when will we come back and do in-person?” From what I understood, not for a while.
The world is changing as we know it. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use it to change the world,” Nelson Mandela. Just because we are at home doesn’t mean that the learning doesn’t stop. We need to flourish or bloom on the zoom calls. Teaching from home is something that I never even thought of. Find ways through your company, school, or university on how you can succeed remotely.
This is new for everyone and we are just going to have to adapt. Use this as an opportunity to search for new ways on how others should teach or communicate remotely. One example is: Khan Academy. For those of you who don’t know Khan Academy, it is an academic website that has elementary school, high school, and college math. On top of that there subjects like science, art, computer programing, economics and more. This is a great strategy for students who are having a hard time in a difficult subject and can go back so they can master it. One more thing to add is that Khan Academy has test preps for the SAT, LSAT, and the Praxis Core. Students can study these practices test so that they can flourish on the real exam.
Another form of remote teaching is an app called Kahoot. If you have a small or even a large class, this app can test students knowledge, speed, and accuracy. In addition, this app can be used for creating your own questions that can be true/false or multiple choice. It also adds a sense of competitiveness. The person that taps on the correct answer the fastest, they will receive the most points. At the end of the quiz, all the points will be added up and the top 3 names will be posted. I love facilitating Kahoots, but sometimes I love being a competitor. We are training the brains of the students so that they will have the same attitude and mindset when they take test.
These are just two examples that we should use during remote learning. Is there another app that can help your learning? If so what is it and how will you use it? Make use of the work online and use it as an extension for yourself. I wrote a poem a couple months ago and the last two lines said, “There’s still one question before you start. And that question is: “are you ready?”‘ Are you ready for your life to completely change forever. You have the power to change your life.