7 Ways to Stop a Poor Internet Connection Ruining Your Online Lessons

 We often hear from teachers struggling with the same problem- a poor internet connection. An unreliable connection ruins the pace and delivery of your well-planned lessons, causing low-level behaviour that derails the learning. So, how can you teach successfully if you can’t rely on your internet? We’ve got seven simple ideas to help you deliver great lessons, despite the problems caused by your poor connection.1: Boost your signalBefore you put up ...

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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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Wacom Deep Dive with Danar Worya

Once again, we take you to the inner mind of one of the concept artists of the game of the moment: "Tha Last Of Us II" Find out where their creativity comes from and how they work with Wacom.   1-Thanks for having us. We love your work, tell us a little bit about your development and studies. Hi, I am Danar Worya and I am a concept artist in the entertaintment industry. ...

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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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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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7 Simple Ways to Keep Students Focused in Live Online Lessons

Teaching online live lessons are a great option for delivering learning with the familiar feel of the classroom. Students can work collaboratively, ask questions in real-time, and benefit from your explanations. It’s a good alternative to face-to-face teaching. But live lessons have their challenges. Keeping your students focused when they’re not in the same room requires ingenuity. How can you keep your students interested and engaged with so many distractions at ...

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Wacom joins forces with Isinnova vs. COVID-19

Wacom has recently equipped the Isinnova team with gear for them to utilize to keep fighting with their groundbreaking design and creativity as weapons against COVID-19. "Il supporto che stiamo ricevendo è davvero notevole! Ringraziamo Wacom per il regalo! I nostri designer e progettisti li sapranno usare al meglio! The support we are receiving is awesome! We thank Wacom for the gift! Our designers and engineers will be able to use them very well!" -Isinnova's Team.   It’s been only ...

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The Device Your Teen Needs for Home-Based Distance Learning

Our Americas Marketing director Melissa Ashcraft has prepared this very insightful and personal experience of how Wacom One can support teens in their distance learning. Check out our Americas Blog for additional content.   Long before the stay at home orders were issued due to Covid-19, I was a freelance writer, which means that much like today, I was at home for hours and days and eons with my son. Except I ...

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How to Annotate Documents Digitally

There’s a reason the red pencil endures: it’s the most efficient way to communicate markups on a document. Trouble is, you need a printer and a red pencil if you want to truly mark up a doc. If your home office is without a printer, annotating and marking up documents with a mouse takes all of the pleasure, art, and efficiency out of the process.   Good news: you don’t need a ...

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