Remote Learning

Remote learning: How to engage pupils in ‘live’ interactions

Pupils can find the experience of remote learning quite daunting especially when ‘interacting’ with peers online or having to participate during live lessons. The research suggests peer interaction is important to motivate, but we also know how important it is as a teacher to direct and engage pupils when teaching. Below you can find some …

Remote ‘teaching’: planning for and the evidence supporting it

In preparing for future remote learning it is important to draw from the evidence and our experiences so far. Below you will find various guides and strategies in order to plan most effectively for remote teaching to maximise engagement and learning. 1) The EEF published guidance in relation to effective remote learning. The full report …

Virtual discussion with staff/pupils (padlet)

A fantastic way to get either pupils or staff to ‘respond’ and’discuss’ elements during live learning is by placing a QR code in your lesson to a padlet page in order to enable all participants to share ideas. In addition all members of the ‘class’ can see one anothers’ comments and use their ideas in …

Remote learning: feedback ideas

It can be challenging to think of ways to provide effective feedback that is personalised, time efficient and seamless. Here are some ideas that staff have been sharing regarding how to provide effective feedback remotely: 1) Feedback shortcuts on an Ipad: It is possible to create your own personalised feedback comments as shortcuts on an …

AfL within remote lessons

Consider the many ways to ‘punctuate’ your online learning with assessment for learning opportunities. This will serve to engage pupils by breaking up the learning, but also facilitate self assessment so that pupils have an awareness of their progress. Here are some suggestions from staff: 1) Provide questions, markschemes and model responses from other pupils …

Engaging students in ‘live’ feedback sessions

One of our schools has been sharing ideas about how to get pupils to engage more, or be more active during ‘live’ feedback sessions on Teams. Here are some of the ideas that were shared and some examples: 1) Putting starter questions for the pupils to engage with and get thinking whilst others are joining …

Brain pop (Primary – KS3)

This website provides a whole host of videos (often animated) suitable for pupils at explaining concepts. This may help to secure understanding when learning remotely. Subjects range from Maths, English, Science, Computer Science to Music and the Arts.

Supermovers (Primary)

This website has lots of ideas for curriculum linked resources that encourage pupils to learn actively. It highlights the importance of staying active and has examples of activities to use within Maths, English, PSHE, Science and Modern Foreign Languages for both KS1 and KS2.

Seneca Learning

Seneca learning is a fantastic website targeted at Secondary pupils with a wide range of subjects organised by exam board. It can be used for free to create a “class” for pupils to study content for different subjects. You can set courses as an ‘assignment’ for pupils to ‘study’ and then set tasks, usually quizzes …

Screen recording to teach remotely

There are many different ways to facilitate remote teaching by recording your screen as you talk through your lesson. Here are some of the software some of our staff have been trialling in order to engage pupils more in remote learning: – Recording a powerpoint presentation (2019, Windows) (2020, Mac) – Using Active presenter to …