Today’s student comes into school with much of his life already partially lived through computers, particularly on tablets and interactive screens. From the earliest of ages, kids know how to use touch screens, piquing their curiosity by the content at their fingertips. This makes it vital to integrate new technologies into the classrooms of today’s students.
Blended learning is a practice that values traditional, face-to-face direct instruction, but also allows time for students to work independently with supplementary material like online assessments and practice.
Castle Learning is designed to help teachers who want to facilitate blended learning in their classroom. The assessments and assignment builders are some of the many tools that teachers can access and design to complement their lesson plans. Varied learning throughout the day keeps students engaged. Building in time for students to review, practice and assess what they learned in class can be done online through Castle Learning.
Establishing a blended learning environment can take time. Even adding a little online study to each lesson goes a long way toward engaging students and taking advantage of their natural propensity for technology. Next time you design your traditional lesson plan, develop a complementary assignment through Castle Learning and see how integrating online learning positively affects your students.
It’s time to take advantage of the technology at our disposal and help students reach their highest potential in today’s plugged in world.
How has your classroom evolved to include blended learning?