By Sheila Mckenzie-
Uk teachers have been resorting to innovative online mechanisms to keep school pupils engaged and motivated during Covid -19 school closures. Schools have been hosting school assemblies, classes and bedtime stories online to help children during the unprecedented lockdown period that has brought the world to an almost standstill.
Senecalearning is one of the most respected online earning platforms used by many primary school pupils and G.C.SE pupils who want some motivation and stimulation to practise and stay on form. Many parents have been using these online platforms to keep their children busy and in practise, although there are many who prefer to provide homeschooling for their children themselves.
Academic teachers on seneca learning are also providing more personalised online teaching to those who want it to keep school pupils busy and learning. Some primary and secondary schools in the Uk are also making use of online resources to teach those who want to continue to enhance their knowledge.
George Mitchell School in Leyton have been using their own Youtube channel to keep students up to date with the latest classes and materials usable at home. The channel tells daily bedtime stories, subject masterclasses and twice weekly assemblies to help students stay connected to the school.
Teachers are also guiding home learning through online portal such as Google Classrooms, where they can provide feedback and guidance for students. There are also numerous free online resources available from a number of organisations, including BBC Bitesize, and Sumdog that offer interactive activities for students of all ages, to keep their brains stimulated while also testing their ability.
Sumdog also offer a number of fun and challenging maths and literacy games for children aged 4-11, setting homework challenges and tracking children’s progress. The adaptive learning platform is popular among parents and children who know them, and the teachers and schools who use their platform have been very instrumental and co-operative in the areas of access to data for research used by The Eye Of Media.Com.
Mary Murayama of Best Schools Uk told The Eye Of Media.Com:
”there are many online platforms to keep children and teenagers busy during this emergency covid-19 period when many families are at home. It will be a bad idea for parents to leave their children idle when their are many fantastic academic arrangements, parents can make for their children to keep them busy and developing.
Many parents of private schools will be either providing high standard home schooling for their children themselves or to help them get through the online work set by their various schools. Every school will have different arrangements for their pupils, but it is good to know that there are many platforms offering services online to serious pupils for free”,
The Eye Of Media.Com is keeping weekly contact with many of these educational services to see how school pupils are responding to them.