In today’s remote learning environment, how can kids practice writing by hand? While many kids have become miniature tech gurus, and can click, tap, swipe and type away, what about their handwriting? Caribu can give children a handwriting head start with our new alphabet Tracing Pages. Trace the letters A through Z in your next Caribu video-call!
Last spring’s taste of online education didn’t go well for many students and parents, which means this fall brought more than its usual level of anxiety. Not everything can be replicated at home, but opportunities exist to build skills and foster the learning that would be happening inside school. Here’s what to do and keep in mind as it unfolds.
For Teresa Shartar, a pediatric Occupational Therapist in Atlanta, Caribu has become a go-to when working with children. “It’s phenomenal,” she said. “If you’re working with a child on focus, eye gaze, visual tracking, following directions, and turning pages, Caribu is excellent because you can do many OT activities virtually.”
While virtual schooling is new for some students in primary and secondary education, many colleges and universities have taught classes online for decades. While this has proven a successful method of instruction for older learners, it comes with unique challenges for younger students — and their parents.
Unfortunately, long hours of screen time has become mandatory with e-learning. But online games, social media and other tempting distractions could make it difficult to focus on class Zoom sessions. Below are tips from experts to ensure kids get the most out of school even though they’re at home.
When schools and day cares shut down in March, no one thought it would last more than a few months. But in the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic is nowhere near under control. That makes in-person schooling an iffy proposition in many parts of the country. Even if your school plans to have students on campus for at least part of the school year, it’s wise to prepare for repeated shutdowns, closures, or quarantines when children, teachers, and staff test positive for COVID-19. Remote learning is here to stay, so we spoke to several ed tech experts about identifying possible obstacles and aiming for reasonable goals.
This fall, there is a new solution for teachers to keep students engaged during reading activities. Caribu is excited to announce the launch of its new web platform that allows you to read children’s books page-by-page with your students while you teach classes online. With Caribu, you can build a culture of reading in your classroom even during this time of social distancing. Caribu’s new web-based platform will allow you to open and read books on your computer as you teach lessons with Zoom, Google Hangouts, and other video calling platforms. This makes it simple to share read alouds, facilitate guided reading, and have book discussions with groups of children large and small.
It’s still summer, yes. But now is prime time to slowly start to plan for what may be the most important back-to-school season your kid will ever face. While you may not know what the exact situation will be in terms of schools reopening in your state, you can rest assured there will be some level of distance learning in play.