How to support students at home during the Covid-19 pandemic

Congratulations – you survived the lockdown and are now back at school. Mostly. For the moment. 

It looks like we are set for up to a year of on-again off-again schooling for many of your students. The challenge has moved from how to teach 100% remotely, to how to teach some students remotely whilst still providing a full classroom experience for the others. And spinning plates with your free hand. 

To keep these at-home students on track, you need a personalised, online, workflow-based system. You must be able to assign work, track whether and when it is done and analyse the results – all with as little time input from you as possible. And guess what? As a Yacapaca member, you already have one. Here are your key tools:

How to assign tests to a single student

You are used to assigning to a whole class at once. To limit the assignment to a single student, you need to override that default in the assigning system, like this:

and then this: Continue reading

Tutorial 6: Get deep insights into your students with the Activity Log

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As a teacher, you need to know things that raw scores won’t tell you. For example:

  • Which of your students really grasp the learning opportunity of formative assessment?
  • Which of your students are hopelessly optimistic (or pessimistic) about their chances in an exam?
  • Which concepts have they grasped, and in which do they need reinforcement?

The best way to discover this is through one-to-one conversation, and if you have the time, that’s what you should do. For when you don’t have the time, there’s Continue reading