Category Archives: Online learning

As far as remote learning is concerned, this current national lock down is different to the first in one critical way – many more schools are delivering live, synchronous online lessons to their students. Gavin Williamson has decreed that these are the best way to deliver remote learning.  How many live lessons are delivered can vary greatly, with some schools doing the entire timetable live, others collapsing year groups into 1 or 2 groups for live lessons and some delivering a few live lessons, supplemented by additional work on whichever online learning platform the school is using (we use Google Classroom). But one thing this time round remains just as challenging as in the first lockdown: getting an accurate picture of how many of our students are genuinely, actively engaging in the learning. The trouble we have now is that the increase in live lessons, and their accompanying registers, can give some a…

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