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Learning.com Curriculum Offers Lessons for Remote Learning

To help K-8 students thrive in their remote classes, a company that produces K-12 curriculum and delivers it to students online has come up with lessons specifically on how to take remote classes. Learning.com's new "Essential Skills for Remote Learning" covers several broad areas for students:

  • How to communicate virtually and troubleshoot technology problems on their own;

  • How to do keyboarding and word processing, including creating, designing and editing documents, doing collaboration and solving problems;

  • How to use the internet to do research, collaborate on learning and make and share digital media; and

  • How to stay safe, ethical, legal and responsible online.

The lessons include exercises, quizzes, discussions and pre- and post- assessments. They're part of EasyTech, asynchronous curriculum that also incorporates other aspects of digital literacy as well as STEM. EasyTech can be used in online-only settings or in face-to-face classrooms. It includes professional development to help teachers learn how to integrate the lessons into instruction and use auto-grading tools, reporting dashboards.

"Using Learning.com during remote learning has made a huge impact on my teaching," said Elizabeth Fecher, in a press release. Fecher is a technology teacher at Mt. Airy School in Cincinnati, which serves as a neighborhood school and learning center serving grades pre-K-6. "Students are able to do self-paced lessons that take them step-by-step through learning. It also offers instant feedback when questions are answered and is graded instantly. Grades can even be set up to transfer from Schoology to PowerSchool without teachers having to enter them."

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @schaffhauser.

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