For many years, Blended Learning has made some inroads into the classroom, with some teachers providing brick-and-mortar lessons coupled with the use of Google Classroom or Schoology for students to refer to their assignments and clarify instructions. Still, the majority of educators have stayed away from what is perceived as the impersonal nature of virtual learning.
Never in history has education changed so drastically than during the Pandemic of 2020. Watershed moments in history changed the way we taught, with radio at the turn of the 20th century, television in the 1950s, personal computing in the 1980s, and the internet in the 1990s, but in the 2020s? It all happened in one fell swoop, having to dramatically switch to virtual learning.
The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. – John F. Kennedy
“Never let a serious crisis go to waste . . . it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” – Rahm Emanuel
For the following students who were thrust into a learning environment where projects have gone digital, this ‘crisis’ has turned into opportunities to learn new means of visual expressions. Using various video, graphics, and paint apps such as Sketchbook, Canva, and VN Video Editor, students have turned their projects into stunning visuals. Read their reflections and find out how they’ve created these noteworthy media projects.