If circumstances call for social distancing (think COVID-19!), distance learning comes into play. It has its benefits, wearing PJs among them.
It also has its challenges: lots of screen and seat time; virtual tools that might not fully engage learners; and programs that may not be a good fit with the curriculum. In short, they don’t always measure up to the “real thing” that is school.
But, vetted virtual programs can match the depth and impact of in-school learning experiences. The edWebinar “Distance Learning: How to Support STEM and Physical Activity at Home,” models this alignment showcasing web-based programs and apps that offer stay-at-home learners with opportunities to strengthen STEM skills, remain physically active, and manage screen time.
The mix: STEM and movement
Kristin Harrington, edtech coach for Flagler County School District in Palm Coast, FL, knows what it’s like to shift from a live, on-site classroom, where she and her learners are always moving and interacting with each, other to sitting in front of a screen teaching students from afar.