How to Support Physical Health When Teaching Online

After all your efforts to get confident with online learning, don’t forget to look after your own health. Along with mental wellbeing, make your physical health a top priority. Teaching is usually a highly active job. You spend your day running around, standing up to teach, and moving between students. But teaching online is a far more sedentary experience. Now you’re sitting at a computer for longer periods of time than you’ve ...

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15 Wacom Online Lesson Starters

When you’re teaching online, a starter activity is a great way to get your learners quickly engaged with the lesson. It gives them something to do straight away, with no need to ask you questions. That leaves you free to take the register, check everyone is prepared for the lesson, and get started. Did you know your Wacom pen tablet is the perfect tool for lesson starters? We’ve got 15 great ...

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The best e-Learning Tips for Short Attention Spans

Are you struggling to keep your students focused during online lessons? Learning virtually can be hard for children. They struggle with so many distractions at home. Short attention spans during eLearning is a common complaint for most teachers. The usual strategies you’d use in the classroom have less effect online. That means you need fresh ways to keep their attention on you. Here’s a round-up of 13 ideas you can apply immediately ...

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5 Ways to Add Movement into Online Lessons

When you prepare for online lessons, you focus on what your students will learn. But what about their physical needs? It feels like your class are stuck to their screens–but do they have to be? Children get bored sitting at a desk all day. At school, they move around the classroom and spend break times running outside. When they learn from home, exercise can be more limited. They lose focus and ...

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Wacom with Loom: Exciting Opportunities for Video Lessons

Looking for a straightforward way to record video lessons? Feeling stressed with the move to virtual teaching? Take a look at Loom. It’s a simple video recorder you can use to create lessons for online learning. These videos are perfect for emailing home, adding to collaborative platforms, and keeping as a lesson resource to use in the future. And your Wacom pen tablet is the perfect tool to get the most ...

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What is Hybrid learning?

Suddenly, schools across the world must shift to delivering learning online. Does teaching feel different now? It’s been a shock if you aren’t confident using technology or lack familiarity with the range of options for virtual learning. Hybrid learning has been on the rise for years. Now it’s become a popular option as schools find creative ways to teach remotely. Mixing elements of face-to-face and self-directed online tasks is nothing new, ...

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Ways to Create Discussion in Live Virtual Lessons

Are you met with silence when you ask questions during live online lessons? Are your class discussions stilted or hard to manage? Creating conversation in virtual lessons is a real challenge. We’ve got ten ideas you can use to spark lively discussions in your classes, helping to build your confidence when teaching online. 1: Thinking time When you ask a question to your class, what response do you get? A long silence?The same usual ...

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Virtual Classroom: Annotation and Drawing with Wacom

Teachers are turning to Wacom for support as they move to online teaching. Pen tablets are the perfect way to engage students, create visual images, and capture your thought process. Are your students turned off by long chunks of text? Confused by the clip art pictures you thought would help them understand? If this sounds familiar, see how a Wacom pen tablet can help you with clear drawing and annotation whilst ...

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How to Keep Students Safe When Teaching Online

Online teaching is on the rise and it’s here to stay. Whilst you’re creating lesson plans and personalising remote support, don’t forget to consider the safety of both you and your students. Safeguarding concerns have been raised, as schools incorporate virtual lessons into usual teaching practice. So how can you stay safe when teaching remotely? We’ve got six essentials you need to get it right. 1: Protect personal information You have a personal ...

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10 Strategies to Boost Student Attendance in Live Lessons

You work hard creating perfect online lesson plans to keep your students interested in virtual learning. But, over time, you notice the numbers attending are dwindling. A zero-tolerance approach is likely to make things worse. No one wants resentful, sullen students forced to sit through lessons. So how can you encourage them to attend live classes and actively participate in the learning? We’ve got ten ideas to help you target these students ...

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