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Paid PostUpdated on Sep 4, 2020. Posted on Sep 4, 2020

7 Teachers Share Their Best Tips On Remote Learning

Here are some tips on how to keep your digital classrooms fun and engaging! If you’re a teacher and part of an educational or professional organization, you could save money with GEICO. Click here to see if you qualify for discounts.

We spoke to teachers working remotely (either full time or part time) and asked them to share tips about enhancing distance learning. Here is what they said:

1. "Zoom backgrounds are not only a great way for you to keep your privacy, but also a fun way to interact with your students."

2. Themed "class meetings" can help get your students excited to learn.

3. Create a "home classroom" that's inviting and shows off your teaching style.

4. Create easy ways for students to contact you with email templates.

5. Checking in with your students is important, even virtually!

6. "One of my best tips for remote learning is to try to take advantage of the fact that so many people and organizations are making their content available online right now."

7. Augmented reality is a fun way to bring the classroom to your students!

An image of a rendering of the solar system broadcasted on an iPad to a digital classroom
Courtesy of Tanya @giftedteacher305

"I love using augmented reality tools like Merge Cube, Quiver Edu, and HP Reveal to bring the world to my students. What's fabulous about all of these tools is that they are transferable to our current digital and remote teaching situation. Merge Cube offers a free paper cube that works exactly like the regular cube. You simply open the app and point your phone's camera to the cube and your students could be holding the solar system, a burning log, a pumping heart or even a growing flower in their hands! If you're teaching remotely you can share your screen and the kids will get the same experience as they would in the classroom. Augmented reality allows students to literally hold the world at the tip of their fingers, and it makes me the modern version of Ms. Frizzle from the Magic School Bus!"

Tanya, elementary school teacher

Check out her Teachers Pay Teachers page for more resources.

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