10 Motivation Boosts for Teachers Working from Home

You’ve been focused on getting your students working. But what about you? Many teachers tell us here at Wacom that they find it difficult to get motivated when working remotely. Maybe you’re distracted by Netflix, a good book, or long lie-ins. Or are you struggling to balance the demands of your family? Perhaps you feel teaching is creeping into every part of your home life. Whatever’s stopping you from feeling engaged with ...

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8 Ways to Prepare Before Your Live Online Lesson Begins

At Wacom we’re committed to supporting teachers as you move to online lessons. Teaching live online can be particularly daunting. There’s so much to learn. Being well prepared is one way to help you feel more relaxed about the lesson ahead.So, what can you do before your lesson begins? We share eight easy ideas to help you feel ready for anything you’ll face whilst teaching on a video call.1: Test ...

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5 Simple Stress-Busting Mindfulness Apps for Teachers

It’s been a difficult year for teachers. At Wacom we’ve been amazed to see how quickly schools have adapted to the challenges brought by COVID-19. We’re here to support educators with our range products perfect for online learning. Maybe you’ve been thinking about your own self-care? Now is an excellent opportunity to dedicate some time to your mental well-being. We’ve found five apps perfect for building mindfulness into your daily routine. 1: ...

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5 Visual Thinking Tools Every Teacher Needs to Know

Visual thinking has come a long way from those time-consuming notes you had to type up after planning on paper. As you can handwrite directly on your PC or laptop, our pen tablets are perfect for visual thinking. It’s just one of the ways we’re supporting busy teachers with online working. Let’s look at five popular visual thinking tools you can use as a teacher and explore the benefits they offer ...

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7 Opportunities to Effectively Teach Maths Online

If you teach maths, you’ll be aware of the challenges that distance learning brings. But have you considered the opportunities? We’re here to support teachers with our range of eLearning products. Teaching maths online offers the chance to personalise learning for individual students and free up your time from data entry. We asked teachers to share common problems they face when teaching maths to see what opportunities we can find.   Problem 1: ...

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Simple Ideas to Personalise Remote Support for Teachers

Teachers have had a steep learning curve to offer their usual classroom support remotely. Wacom has become a top choice for online and distance learning with our wide product range perfect for teachers. Supporting your remote learners is more than just planning good lessons and offering general feedback. There are plenty of ways you can give each student personal attention without creating an unmanageable workload. Let’s look at ways you can offer ...

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How to Use Cognitive Load Theory to Create Effective Online Lessons

Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) has gained prominence recently as educators use metacognition to understand how students learn best. It suggests that learners can only hold a small amount of information in their working memory at once. But what about online learning? Can our understanding of cognitive load help you plan more effective virtual lessons? We look at what this theory suggests and give you practical ways you can put it into ...

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How to Support Struggling Learners with Online Lessons

How to Support Struggling Learners with Online Lessons For students who generally struggle with lessons in the classroom, the rise of virtual learning can create more barriers for them to overcome. It’s a challenge to make your online lessons meet the needs of every student. ‘Struggling learner’ is a blanket term that covers so many difficulties. Some students lack access to technology or are unfamiliar with how to use it. Others have ...

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5 Ways to Use Wacom Tablets to Support Lesson Planning

Remote teaching has had an enormous impact on planning. Your perfect lessons in the classroom may need altering or a complete overhaul. Using a Wacom tablet lets you annotate your existing planning, create virtual resources or start again from scratch. Let’s look at five simple ways you can use your pen tablet to help you plan successful lessons. 1: Annotating existing planning It’s rare to find a perfect ‘plug and play’ lesson without ...

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Choosing the Right Wacom Product as a Teacher

Choosing the Right Wacom Pen Tablet for Teaching As teachers adjust to distance learning, you may be exploring tools to make your lessons more effective. Using a pen tablet is a simple but powerful way to revolutionise the way you plan and deliver lessons and assess student progress. But choosing the right tablet can feel daunting with so many products on the market. Which is the most effective for teaching? For many ...

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