How to make learning to read fun online. We share helpful tips to help you overcome your reading struggle.
How To Make Learning To Read Fun Online
Our kids are so much more comfortable watching videos online, and the research backs up that they can learn just as well as when they’re in a classroom. That’s why tech-based learning is no longer just for kids. So, we’re taking a close look at the variety of learning tools available to you.
Most people spend around 20 minutes or more each day using different learning tools in their free time, but that’s not enough time to create the cumulative impact we want. And often, kids are drawn to those gadgets in the moment, and they get distracted. That’s why it’s crucial to take a systematic approach to educational online media, and you can start by taking steps to make reading fun. Here are a few pointers to help.
Step 1: Find a purpose
There’s a widely held belief that kids can learn most effectively in environments with good experiences, or with adults that have the same interests as the students. Research suggests otherwise: In the 2014 Who’s Got Your Back study, kids showed greater learning gains in engaging schools that combined varied instruction from age groups, rather than in a teacher-centered classroom. So, first, learn to find the purpose behind the learning tools you use.
Step 2: Use data to show your progress
Use data to improve your teaching and learning process. An important tool in improving this process is the school’s Pupil Information System (PIS). For example, instead of focusing on continuous assessment of learning and assignment testing, teachers can use the PIS to analyze their students’ progress. They can then make choices about how to allocate teaching resources and resources.
Step 3: Give kids their own way to do their homework
Teachers who provide homework help should also provide students with their own way to do their work: that’s why the appropriate grade-level homework desk is a good idea. Help kids achieve a personalized learning experience that they can build on if they’re interested. Use the help feature on sites like Study to the Uphill to pinpoint learning challenges and encourage a personalized learning path.
Step 4: Restrict free use of the internet, even when it’s free
Internet time is free for kids, but most parents probably don’t think about what other things can keep kids from using the internet. While Internet time should be used in moderation, the proliferation of mobile devices and streaming video and music services have made it easy for kids to spend endless amounts of time on these devices. This can be dangerous, as hackers are able to get at your kids’ data in addition to tracking and harassing them. To prevent this, keep your kids off the internet entirely while they’re on a school-supplied device, then be very strict about what they can access. Unprotected data puts your kids at risk, and could cause them legal problems.
Step 5: Use games that promote reading
Writing games like Flow Safari and Spot the Cow become much more powerful learning tools when they become learning devices, too. In Flow Safari, the girl characters gain levels as they interact with various blue dots. It’s up to players to set the girl’s example in using her new knowledge in interesting ways, then mix in some of her skills, such as reading or handwriting, to improve her knowledge.
Spot the Cow provides even more stimulating reading experiences. It offers unique levels based on the characters’ ability and creativity. When different animals explore a town, they are shown how to interact with various objects, and what the specific objects look like, and they are rewarded with small toys if they complete activities.
Step 6: Establish school culture
We all have experiences at school where we’re left wondering how we can actually fit in. Or worse, we’re anxious about how we’re seen and treated. Make sure the children in your classroom feel empowered to speak up and advocate for their learning, too. In our recent conversations with children at a school that committed to eliminating bullying, it became clear that children were hyperaware of the “boring” traits of their classmates. To foster this sense of self-awareness, provide adults in the school with the opportunity to collaborate with students to make changes. In short, support change and provide opportunities for students to voice their concerns.
Early childhood education is one of the most exciting areas of learning, but to reap the greatest gains, you’ll need to make sure that it’s been integrated with as many other areas of your life as possible. We know that 21st century digital learning isn’t just for kids. Technology is an essential part of good education, and learning will make you a better, happier, healthier person. Good luck!