This shift means educators must think creatively to engage students who are learning in a hybrid environment. The current generation is digitally native, so they are used to everything being accessible online. They expect an immersive digital learning experience, but how can educators deliver this efficiently and with limited resources?
Utilize Technology to Enhance Digital Learning
Before the widespread onset of remote and hybrid learning in the spring of 2020, most classrooms were already equipped with some technology, such as projectors and interactive display panels. Many schools have now shifted their focus to mobile technology, like laptops and hotspots, to facilitate hybrid learning. Educators have had to adjust to new ways of delivering lessons and interacting with students, which can be overwhelming.
Learning how to use these new tools seemingly adds another thing to worry about, but when applied strategically, technology can actually ease stress. If you’re looking to develop or expand digital learning at your school, many solutions are available to help you build a strategy to excite and engage students.
Boost Blended Classroom Productivity
Educators are always looking to improve how they teach and assess student learning. This is even more critical in hybrid learning environments when teachers are not interacting with students face-to-face.
Interactive technology can help boost learning outcomes. Interactive flat panels (IFPs) display rich multimedia content that students can engage with in the classroom or at home. Paired with the plethora of educational resource sites available, IFPs enable collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking in a digital environment.
Panels are a brand-new tool for many teachers, so it’s essential to consider professional development sessions to learn how to use them to facilitate instruction. Bluum offers customized PD sessions to ensure educators are confident using new technology.
Create A Foundation For Continuity
Despite changes to the classroom structure, the expectation to deliver effective instruction remains the same. Educators can achieve continuity using camera technologies that bring the classroom environment into whatever space students are learning in.
Document cameras are compact and portable to allow for sharing between classrooms. Included software adds interactivity and enables teachers to instantly connect to platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet, enabling seamless engagement.
Many K-12 educators have taken note of the use of artificial intelligence auto-tracking cameras in higher education environments and are now using them to facilitate digital learning in their schools. The cameras enable teachers to move around the classroom while ensuring all students can see and hear them clearly.
Ensure High-quality Learning Opportunities
A big challenge for educators is ensuring all students have access to high-quality learning opportunities. By combining high-quality audio and video solutions in the classroom, teachers can keep students engaged.
Classroom sound systems incorporating USB-enabled wireless microphones, receivers and sound bars allow students to hear the teacher and classmates clearly from anywhere in the room or in a hybrid learning environment. This helps facilitate better learning outcomes and can ensure students are excited about the curriculum.
Create Immersive Digital Learning Experiences For All Students
Digital learning can present many hurdles for educators, but with the right technology and know-how, you can create immersive learning experiences that engage and excite students.