Fun Resources for Online Learning
Since the closing of schools around the world, online learning has become an essential part of the education process, as now, it is the only way that many students can receive their education. For teachers and learners that have never experienced the online learning process, a few challenges can present themselves, with one of the most prevalent being engagement.
One of the best ways to make sure that learners are engaged with their content is to make it fun. We’re going to show you some resources that can make online learning fun, and thus, more engaging.
Daily DE, from Discovery Education, is a series of free student tasks and activities that are meant to keep families and learners engaged with their content while practicing online learning and social distancing. The hub is updated daily, with new activities that are themes, such as ‘virtual field trips’, that complement regular schooling.
Students will not only find exciting opportunities to keep them engaged and busy, but parents are also able to depend upon a new learning tool supply while adapting to having their kids at home for the majority of the day.
LEGO Let’s Build Together
Many parents and educators have had to adapt to remote and online learning and need all the resources they can get. This is also an essential period for learners of all ages to stay creative, engaged, and to have fun by learning through play – a method called gamification.
Drawing inspiration from the awe-inspiring LEGO creations that are shared on social media, LEGO delved deep into its archives and created a team of play experts, creatives, and designers from throughout the organization to develop new ways to help families get creative while learning from home. Let’s Build Together features new play ideas, daily challenges, and live-build-alongs that they share via social media.
Explorer Classroom Live Broadcasts
National Geographic has been enhancing efforts to offer easy-to-implement, free online learning resources that help teach, inspire, and explore. Explorer Classroom Live Broadcasts allows learners to virtually connect with NatGeo explorers so that they can hear about their adventure and findings throughout the continents.
In an effort to aid the online learning experience, National Geographic is offering Explorer Classroom every week at 2 PM EDT.
This service is a digital library that offers day-in, day-out access to nonfiction, and fiction books. They are available in English and Spanish, and the myON news service provides daily articles that are engaging. They report on world and US events that are reviewed by a child psychologist to be as accessible as possible.
These articles are available in English, Spanish, and French. myON is the perfect service for assigning reading work in virtual classroom environments.
Who says that online learning can’t be fun? With the resources mentioned above, your students are going to stay engaged and interactive for as long as they need to participate in online learning. If you’re trying to boost the fun in the online classroom, be sure to check out these resources.