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 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.
However, the pandemic brought about the biggest challenge to educators. All of a sudden, they are thrust into a situation of no escape. Teachers had to find ways to make virtual learning more engaging, but with everyone’s patience and persistence, students ventured into Zoom to meet their teachers and classroom, use Quizziz or Kahoot, Jamboard for collaborative activity, and try Nearpod features for various ways to participate in real-time. The apps may crash at times or the internet intermittently may lag, students still gamely try.
Hear these students reflect on how these apps have helped raise their anxiety level, but as time goes on they develop ability to adapt and learn.