During our period of remote learning in the summer term of 2020, teaching staff planned their usual school timetable so that lesson material was available for students at the expected lesson time. Staff were available online at their usual lesson time too to respond to queries from students.
Students were set appropriate work in both length and quality to match as best as possible, the regular classroom experience.
At the High School the use of iPads is already well-embedded and remote learning technology enabled us to adapt quickly to our new world. We felt well placed to continue offering a high-quality learning experience to all students. We are also clear that a blended and varied learning diet is important if working remotely, much like a girl would receive on the school site.
Our teacher-led activities included:
- Live streaming of lessons like a normal class
- Recorded snippets of lesson content and material
- Live blog work that allows all to have a say
- Online quizzes and assessment activities
- Guided and scaffolded learning activities for girls to work through at their appropriate learning pace
- Kahoots and other such electronic assessment opportunities
In turn, the girls participated in regular learning activities, such as:
- Reading and preparing content ahead of a lesson
- Taking notes and generating the materials necessary for learning and content acquisition
- Answering questions or assessment activities
- Preparing revision materials
- Independent research opportunities
- Recap opportunities available through podcasts, revision videos and so on
We aimed for a good blend of both teaching and learning, as we would have on the School site, to provide a rounded and varied educational experience.