How to Achieve Online Learning Success
As a new school year begins, it may be all or partly virtual for many kids. Meanwhile, parents are juggling a multitude of concerns and challenges. The biggest worry being, “Will my child get behind academically?” Some kids did well with distance learning, but others others had a much different experience, leading to many questions about how to make the most out of online education in order to ensure your child is learning and attentive. Here are two ideas to assist with getting the most out of online learning.
Is your child learning actively or passively?
For kids to learn, they need to be fully engaged, be thinking, and actively participating. This is not the same as passively using the computer (such as when watching movies to pass the time). While passively watching can certainly be enjoyable, it is not the best way to learn. Kids need to be using online learning platforms that include interactive tools, such as a whiteboard, that allows them to make their own content and manipulate it, not just watch content being given to them.
Does the platform match your child’s learning style?
Some kids are auditory learners, others are visual learners, while many are kinesthetic learners, who need to touch and move to learn. Look for online teaching or software that combines the three (auditory, visual and kinesthetic). This type of multisensory learning improves understanding and retention of skills, regardless of the type of learner your child is.
Whatever format your child’s school year takes, chances are there will be an online component to it. Keeping these tips in mind for the most effective online instruction. You will know the right things to look for and the right questions to ask your child’s teachers so your child’s online learning experience can be successful.
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