As technology advances rapidly, so does the mode of teaching and learning. New media has been a boon for education sector overall. But like anything else, new media also comes with its own pitfalls. Teachers and students must be aware of all the pros and cons.
Classroom routines form the framework of effective classroom management. Routines and procedures guide students on how to behave in school and interact with peers, teachers, and other staff. Teachers must devote time at the start of the school year on practising classroom routines.
While educational institutions across India are relying on online platforms for teaching, this is a temporary shift. The government has asked schools to prepare to reopen and take face-to-face classes with enforcement of social distancing and other pandemic-related restrictions, in 2021.
Online classes lack the engagement and interaction that offline classes provide. This article gives a list of easy-to-use online tools and sites that allow students to do collaborative annotation, visual collaboration, backchannel discussion and even game their way to learning.
For inclusive education to be effective, teamwork and constant discussion are necessary. Inclusive education is not just for the benefit of the child with special needs, but also other students as well as the teachers, schools, and management to make conscious efforts to include all equally.
Reading is a habit that helps an individual their entire life. Like most good habits, reading must also start early. But not just in English, reading should be encouraged in all languages to open up the children to different cultures early on.
Alternative assessment is a more holistic approach to student assessment. It allows students to demonstrate the depth of their understanding of concepts through essays, oral presentations etc. rather than traditional written examination methods.