Online Teaching-Tricks and Tips

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“Learning evolves with time, so does teaching!”

Change is a universal truth. If one doesn’t change according to current trends and needs of the time, they will be pushed aside on the banks. Therefore, it is extremely essential, to evolve with time. Live sessions were the latest addition to education amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Since the educational set-ups were closed abiding by the orders of national and provincial lockdowns, online education became the only medium of education.

Though teachers have been using online teaching methodologies for a long time, its use was auxiliary as opposed to being a dependency. The sudden burst of new instructions brought a wave of anxiety and confusion amongst teaching faculties. It was the Edtech organizations that made things easier for teachers. Although most of the teaching staff of educational setups are familiar with the online education systems now, there still exists a perplexing air amongst many teachers. We will suggest a few ways by which, teaching can be even more smooth and hassle-free, below.  

5 Ways to Teach Efficiently in an Online Class.

Get Familiar with the Online Platform.

Getting well-acquainted with the virtual medium is a prerequisite to teach online. You would not want to present yourself unprepared or ask students for help at the time of the lecture. Hence, going through the entire application beforehand is a must. The best apps for live teaching have some handy features. Various excellent teaching apps like Teachmint makes the teaching process convenient through their extensive features. This ensures that as a teacher you do your job comfortably, while the students learn things easily as well.

Good Space and Lighting

After being well versed with the application of your choice, the next thing is conducting and executing the class in a well-lit area. An open window, ring light, or simply a well-lit room would fulfill the purpose. This ensures that the lecture is well communicated without appearing dull, on the screen. A plain background should also be preferred, as opposed to a non-stationary backdrop. This ensures a lack of disturbance during the online class. Apart from having this suitable setup, it’s good to have every essential thing like a pen, books, etc lined up in proximity.

A Final Check Before the Show Begins

Now, when you have everything in place with proper teaching space, it’d be good to have a final review of the application. Use notes to navigate through topics and have a clear mind map of all the online portal features. Once it gets inhabit, it would be easier to use the platform in the future. You need to make sure that all the devices that you are using are working properly. Right from the electricity to the internet connection, you need to ensure that every little thing is working adequately, at least half an hour before your online class begins. This ensures that the online lecture continues without any technical difficulty, and if arises, can be brought to the attention of the students.

Use Illustrations and Examples

Since you are teaching online, you can make use of a lot of apps for teachers like Animoto. This way, you can make your classes more interactive and interesting. This will make it easier to capture the attention of students. 

Closing on a Right Note

As the lecture comes to an end, it is important to take any last-minute doubts by the students. A quick revision of the topic might be helpful in light of the lack of time. Further, a carry-forward class could be organized for further doubts, just like regular classes.

While traditional teaching has its perks and benefits, the new wave of technology can’t be blindly denied. A conclusion statement must not be made unless the technology is aptly used and tested. It is a scientific fact that students learn visuals better than texts. Hence, virtual visuals-based learning must not be discouraged in a digital world.  A teacher is also a student and hence, there is zero harm in learning a new way of teaching! Stay tuned for more updates, tricks, and tips that you can adapt for a smooth-running live session. Happy Online Teaching!  

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