10 commandments for parents and our E-learning recommended tools

Article written by Sergiu Bumbacea and Filip Popescu M.Sc

How you already got used to, we will talk this week about some tips and tricks for parents and other caregivers to support their children during online classes and what apps they can use during this pandemic time.

As we talked on the previous post about the Effect of Technology on Studying, now let’s talk about some things that parents and caregivers can do to support their child when learning online:

1. Build a schedule
Creating a schedule is an important part of establishing when a child’s typical routine is disrupted. Post the schedule in an easy-to-see place to help guide your child. If your child is learning to read, you can use pictures to show the schedule. We have build funny weekly schedule; you can check this list and you can print and use one as an example. 

2. Keep your child on a routine
Try to keep your child on a routine, this will make it easier for them if they transition back to school. For example, you can try our nice program for this week.

3. Use a checklist for focus
For some children, focusing doesn’t come naturally. A basic visual checklist of tasks is needed.
You can try these tips to make it better.

4. Supervise
Parents have to keep an eye on what their children are doing during class time. If the children are not supervised, it can be a problem for them because they could not manage their time well.

5. Take breaks
Make sure both you and your student are taking breaks, where you walk away from work. But reduce distractions such as laptops, smartphones, and tablets. We already presented this in the screen time post. Try not to get into a power struggle with your child over their schoolwork.

6. Give your kid space
If your child is refusing to complete work, remove yourself to give them time to calm down before getting back to work.

7. Set up a designated workspace
The right workspace makes a huge difference in child’s mindset and ability to focus. 

8. Stay in communication with your student’s teachers
Just because children are learning online doesn’t mean they are learning independently! Teachers still play an absolutely critical role in e-learning—and maintaining open, frequent communication is key to your child success. Find out more informations here.

9. Get to know the online learning platform
E-learning means that children spend their school days immersed in an online program (or maybe several). For parents, taking the time to get familiar with what those platforms looks like, how your child is using them, and what resources are available are some of the best ways you can offer support.

10. Provide positive feedback
Sometimes, putting a check mark, star, or sticker on the work assignment, can motivate every kid.

Let’s focus our attention now on what apps we recommend for your child during e-learning.

1. Tools that facilitate discussion and collaboration

Comparing list here.

2. Tools that allow you to create interactive learning quizzes and games

Comparing list here.

3. Tools that allow you to create online learning content

Comparing list here.

4. Formative feedback tools

Comparing list here.

 

If you want to compare more apps like, we suggest you to use Agrooves.

For more apps like these, you can check this list. Also, if you want some homework support, you can check our previous blog where we showed some reviews about helpful apps.

What are your major problems with your kid during online learning?

Which tool are you using and is the most effective?

Please share with us.

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