The way a class is taught and how we learn today is a lot different to how we were educated in the past. This is predominantly due to the incorporation of technology in the education process. The digital age allows us to stream and consume large amounts of information from all over, which creates a great resource for learning but also brings with it some issues. There is a lot to be considered when choosing a digital learning platform, such as determining whether the content is relevant? Will this making the most out of my students’ learning? Or how am I supported as a teacher or parent?
3P Learning has created a number of educational programs with the purpose of bringing the learning environment to the student, teacher and parent and making it accessible, engaging and fun. Take a look at the five things 3P Learning believes create a school and home digital friendly learning environment.
A learning direction
Educational direction plays a big role in how to get the best out of your students. Digital learning can go in multiple directions from webinars, to timed quizzes. 3P Learning’s approach embraces accessibility of the digital environment. The digital classroom’s strength is that it isn’t restricted to collective progression. No two students learn in exactly the same way, so having resources that enable students to address their learning in multiple ways and at their own pace is valuable for development. Mathletics for instance, creates a self-directed learning environment through the My Study section of the program. Students have the freedom to search out activities and their sub topics, eBooks, interactive learning tools and helpful videos. A direction in which is chosen to educate is the foundation to successful digital learning when done right.
A time and a place to learn
Digital learning creates mobility, massively expanding when and where students can partake in educational activities. Freedom to learn is great, but it shouldn’t be assumed that because students can learn everywhere and anywhere that they do. Creating a digital learning structure is a good strategy to ensure your students are actively participating. At school, teachers can assign time during class to use digital learning as a reinforcement of class topics. At home, Parents can set a time during the week where their children can engage in digital learning. The idea is to provide a blended learning environment where a student can combine traditional methods, with a digital learning space. Assigning digital learning times ensures students are actioning a variety of resources to learn.
Curriculum relevant content
A teacher doesn’t walk into a classroom and make up a lesson on the spot. Digital learning can provide an abundance of resources, without a doubt, but the question you should be asking is how relevant is this to my student? It’s important to ensure your digital learning is curriculum aligned. A digital learning session is not restricted to school hours; students can learn with freedom and mobility. You need to ensure that when students are engaged with learning in their own time, the information they are taking in connects with what’s being worked on at school. 3P Learning’s topics are curriculum aligned to make the most out of a student’s time. Mathletics provides activities that cover curriculum for years F-10, IntoScience covers curriculum for years 7-8 andSpellodrome covers years F-6. By aligning digital learning with curriculum, the knowledge consumed bolsters and transitions to school learning.
Keeping track of student progression is vital when ensuring they are on the right track. The digital learning space can provide a diverse amount of analytics off the data gathered from student results, which can be overwhelming to decipher. The programs used for learning need to have a results overview that doesn’t waste your time and gives you everything you need to know. Mathletics and Spellodrome allow teachers to diagnose real time data of their students’ in an easy to use format that’s computer accessible (even mobile accessible for Mathletics users with the Mathletics app). Data can be segmented into groups, classes or individuals, allowing teachers to isolate areas that need addressing. Parents also have access to a parent console that focuses on their children’s results. A digital learning space needs to give accurate and relevant results in a way that is teacher and parent friendly.
Digital learning provides a new method of content delivery. This alternative can be refreshing for students as they can learn subjects in multiple ways that are different and new. Programs need to have setups that take the excitement from new approaches to learning and capture it. 3P Learning understands one benefit that digital learning creates is connectivity. Students can become global students with the click of a button and 3P Learning captures that with live education. Live Mathletics, The Third Degree from IntoScience and Live Spellodrome all incorporate a live mode, in which students can compete against other students in curriculum aligned topics. Students can compete on a class, country or global scale. Partaking in live learning creates a competitive drive to learn, while building retention and ultimately bettering everyone involved.
These five elements play an important role in creating the best digital learning space as it ensures direction, time to learn, educational relevance, valuable results and connection to students. Digital learning has the luxury of being an easily accessible tool for schools, but a solid foundation of what your digital learning can provide and how you interact with it plays a big factor in making the most out of a growing educational norm.