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Remote Learning-Top Tips From Twitter

by | Feb 25, 2021 | Latest News, Whats New | 0 comments

Not everyone uses Twitter but it has become a really good place for colleagues around the country to share practice and resources. Some of these ideas address findings that children need time to see their friends and have some time to chat together as well as time to learn together. We hope some are useful.

Top Remote Learning Tips From Twitter

Top Tips from Twitter

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  • Top remote learning tip: Open your live after lunch session 15 minutes early.  This has led to children planning and eating together and chatting.  It also helped it feel much more like a class.

 

  • I have decided to have a theme for story time on a Friday. This week was pirates.  So the children and I dressed up as pirates.  Made hats, puppets, parrots etc.  after the story we have pirate jokes and then the children chatted about the week.  Great ending to the week.

 

  • We have had great break time get-together, then breakout rooms, but what has been lovely is that the children are organising their own peer support and working together, through teams. How amazing and adaptable are our children!

 

  • Our reading group last night continued with a really informative and lovely chat for half an hour. Kids are inspirational if given the chance.

 

  • I also find opening a live lesson early not only gives them chance to catch up with each other but also chance for those less confident with technology to get everything set up that they need.

 

  • We have tabled class chats twice a week and the children love it. They are missing each other.

 

  • We’re opening the meeting half an hour early in the afternoon just for friends to connect. Parents have been told it isn’t strictly supervised so they need to be able to hear what’s being said.  All on board.  They are loving it.

 

  • I leave my ‘room’ open over lunch where possible as lots of them have been chatting and eating together. Was so lovely to see and a parent in a single child family emailed to thank me as their sone hadn’t spoken to another child in weeks!

 

  • I’ve literally just discovered Slido. It’s great!  Free, easy to use, goes into existing PowerPoints and students seem to like interacting with it.  It makes word clouds with their ideas or takes polls.  Definitely worth using.

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  • Am teaching students rather than children but asking “quick check” questions for typed response in chat gets more engagement than asking for an “out loud” answer every time.

 

  • We are live teaching and the best part so far is the brilliant engagement from KS2 in particular. 100% on thanks to a mixture of TVs, phones, laptops, Xboxes.  Children are submitting work.  The best part they are loving seeing us and their friends.

Follow us on Twitter for more great tips like these.

Thank Goodness For Daffodils-CEO Blog

Thank Goodness For Daffodils-CEO Blog

The cold, wet and wintry days of January and February are always some of the bleakest in the school year. The excitement of Christmas has past and the days are short. This year, however, the challenge for school leaders to keep staff focussed on student learning,...

read more
Online Resources For Home Learning

Online Resources For Home Learning

We have compiled a great list of online resources for reading and writing. Whether you want to borrow great books for your child or get them writing creative stories, there is sure to be something here to help. Download our list of useful links for literacy resources...

read more