Due to the COVID-19 crisis, schools and educational establishments have suffered a setback. At a time like this, conventional classroom learning may not be possible. We believe that this is the time to innovate and branch out.
Here at The Learning Gym, we believe that a “fit learning professional” is one who leverages technology and uses it to his/her advantage. This is where virtual classrooms kick in.
One of the many challenges of virtual classrooms is the perception that there is a lack of impact as compared to a face to face session. The lack of control over the classroom in a virtual setting is also a cause for worry. And of course, the question arises: Is it possible to create powerful learning impact in a virtual setting?
The concept of “virtual classrooms” has existed for many years with universities applying it to their distance learning programs. It is a tool that gives students and teachers worldwide exposure and is easily accessible. Yes, there are challenges in a virtual learning format, but challenges can be met with solutions. As an organization, we’ve gone through several changes with regard to COVID 19 and if there’s one thing we’ve learnt, it is the importance of adapting to change.
We’ve created learning formats, using a combination of the above-mentioned tools, to help teachers translate their F2F expertise in a virtual setting. During the session, you will learn in depth about the different challenges of a virtual classroom and how to tackle them one by one. The session is platform agnostic which means you can your takeaways on any platform to enhance your students’ virtual classroom experience.
How to use existing virtual tools and how to adapt the content/syllabus in a virtual setting
How to change/adapt your Teacher persona in a virtual setting
How to create a personalized learning experience
In depth understanding of a virtual classroom and its advantages/disadvantages
Children with special needs or who are differently abled require a different approach to learning altogether. They have been known to show great affinity to learning methods that involve a physical stimulus. This could be a reason why they excel at physical theatre, sculpture and clay modelling.
The simplicity of Metalog games allows these children to understand basic instructions and not feel overwhelmed by it. Most of the activities that are designed for differently abled children are usually a one on one activity. But because the Metalog games are played in groups, it pushes them to work in teams and not feel singled out/alone. It also leaves them with a sense of accomplishment. Another reason why these games work for differently abled children is because it allows the children to learn basic hand eye coordination skills: to hold, to let go, to catch or to reach out.