7 Online Teaching Ideas for Fun and Engaging Classes

Keeping your students listening and engaged during online teaching will be a lot easier with these online teaching ideas. Despite many things slowly returning to “normal,” virtual learning remains a reality for most. Keeping your students engaged can seem nearly impossible as different challenges are presented for all age groups when trying to maintain attention through lengthy online classes. Here are some simple online teaching ideas for fun and engaging classes that you can easily implement for that extra flair. Online Teaching Ideas To Keep your Students Engaged and Entertained 1.…

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HOW TO GET STUDENTS ENGAGING WITH EACH OTHER IN ONLINE OR BLENDED CLASSES

Cultivating an engaging environment can be a challenge when teaching online. Having the interaction occur among students, instead of solely with the professor, can be even more difficult. Make it Easy for Students to Interact It can be a delicate balance to try to not overwhelm students by the quantity of educational technology we use in a class, while still keeping things interesting through the element of surprise. The easier a tool is to use, the more likely students will feel comfortable engaging with each other. As an example of…

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Synchronous Online Classes: 10 Tips for Engaging Students

There’s a widely circulated YouTube video you may have seen called “A Conference Call in Real Life.” To spoof the strange, stilted dynamics of conference calls, it replicates them in a face-to-face setting. Participants stiffly announce their names at the door of a meeting room, are suddenly interrupted by bizarre background noises, and find themselves inexplicably locked out of a room they were just in. If you haven’t watched it, do. You’ll recognize the familiar awkwardness of virtual meetings, where the rhythm of conversational interaction is thrown wildly askew by…

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