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Teaching online ( do not panic)

Now, four years later me looks back again and say ‘ well, I made the fairytale come true, but is it really?’

My name is Fatima Taha, and I have been teaching for 12 years (two of which are online).

Who would have thought that online teaching, which was heavily criticized as a less effective way to deliver a lesson owing to the physical distancing and the lack of eye to eye contact, as argued by some, would become the first option for many fellow teachers?

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Milica Vukadin - Setting up a Classroom or Teacher Training on an LMS - Edmodo & Class Dojo

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Written by Milica Vukadin

Everything can be achieved with the effective use of proper tools, even if you are not very tech-savvy and even if you live on another continent. The most important step is to use a proper combination of tools so that you do not develop a broken distance classroom. A broken or incomplete distance learning classroom is a classroom that is not effective because important aspects are missing. These aspects are:

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Overcoming the challenges of online teaching

The world of education has been evolving since time immemorial. COVID – 19 has given teachers and students an opportunity to explore online teaching/learning. It is not an easy task. Using technology in day-to-day business of keeping in touch with students, sending reminders, sharing pictures and videos setting assignments and tests have to be rethought for online classes.

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Effective planning for teaching young learners online

As for me, even though the atmosphere seemed rather gloomy, there was no need to panic. I had three reasons for that.

First, I had already been tutoring adult learners online via a Japanese company at the weekends so I was familiar with what was going on so it was high time that I smoothly switched my online teaching experience from adult learners to my young learners.

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Challenges of online teaching

Schools, Institutions and the likes who run blended learning courses are better equipped and oriented to deliver online. Enforced move to remote teaching comes with its own challenges not only for teachers but also for students and parents.

Below are some challenges for teachers and ideas to overcome them:

Students welfare and well-being:

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Corona, Corona

It all started as in a movie: On Friday the 13th, our headmistress announced we would not be able to come to school the next Monday, March 16th. She gave us instructions on how to start with this distance learning, which was, until now, the unknown concept to the majority of Slovene teachers. Well, we all understood the meaning of the phrase 'distance learning', but we could not imagine how and where to start in real life.

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Milica Vukadin - Being a Mentor and a Mentee - Developing Together

We must not forget that mentorSHIP ends with SHIP, so like any other relationship, both sides get something in the process. What does that mean exactly?

This means that by mentoring someone, you develop as an educator in countless ways. Here are some ways you improve as an educator by mentoring someone:

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A test about testing: Let's see how you score

There are several questions that we can ask ourselves when correcting and marking an activity. Test yourself and check your final score:

1. Is it necessary to correct every single mistake? (YES 0 points/ NO 1 point)

Mostly when marking a written activity, we tend to underline or cross out every mistake our students make.

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Artificial Intelligence - a tool for inclusivity in education?

There are ethical debates about AI and inclusivity which humanity as a whole, and we as educators, must be mindful of; however, AI-assisted online resources in education are already here.  In this blog post, I'll examine how AI can address specific needs regarding reading skills and enable teaching strategies to foster an inclusive learning environment and positive experience for English language learners.

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