Online learning can serve as a low-cost alternative to classroom instruction for 7th-grade students and their families.
How To Promote 7th Grade Online Learning
teachers often worry that some forms of online learning they are trying to promote are not giving students the information they need in a timely manner. So, how can teachers get the answer they are looking for?
Learning is best when it is taken on a broad scale. It should not be a series of events where teachers are trying to tell their students how to answer questions. Too much emphasis on a few questions or ideas might create an uncomfortable experience for students. This could also make them feel like learning has become pointless.
While schools typically teach topics in sequence, doing so can be confusing to students who must decipher what the sequence was for a question they don’t fully understand. Here’s a good example: The teaching team uses the phrase “step by step” to teach 7th grade social studies. Students simply don’t understand the phrase. They see it repeated over and over again and have trouble explaining what the information means.
Once the teaching team has invested the time to let students clearly understand social studies concepts, we can make another statement to them.
Step by step, we told you what we were going to teach. Now, come see what we showed you.
That way students will truly get to experience what we are teaching, and we can teach them how to learn effectively in other subjects. That way, teachers won’t face the same problem in the future.
Teachers would also like to offer their students the skills to recognize the when they are hearing false information. If a student complains that he or she “never learned anything” in class, that comment often causes teachers to fret about the school’s meeting goals.
Even if students don’t realize they are suffering from a learning disorder, they can use a generic tool on the school website, or they can pull up on their computer or smart phone. The program will give them guidance on the correct pronunciation of words they need to know, as well as help them with the design of their answers.
“Guess” buttons on one side of the screen will show whether a student has guessed correctly. On the other side of the screen, a breakdown shows how many mistakes the student has made in assembling his or her answer. Finally, the teacher can quickly review the true or false fact he or she taught before an intended lesson.
“How do the four rings of a clockwork watch work?”
Since each of these questions has a solution, the school could use the computer program to prepare the student for the following quiz.
“Which timepieces have the same rocker arm or all-steel case?”
Students will also be able to get more answers for questions and have the correct information right away.
E-learning and extending classrooms
More school districts are discovering that the Internet gives them more opportunities to expand their community than simply using school buildings to teach. Given that 11 percent of kindergarteners learn English in the Internet, it’s not surprising that several districts are using the online education platform to provide students with more personalized approaches to learning.
For example, teachers in a Minnesota school district want to connect students online with summer camp counselors who offer lunch-and-learn educational programs. The counselors would register online at a program’s website where they would fill out a detailed profile and fill out a school-based survey. Teachers could also participate in real-time group conversations with the students.
When teachers respond to messages and chat, students can gain a sense of whether the teacher is engaging and true to his or her message. Likewise, after the learning, the students can interact with each other through comment cards.