Online learning programs, such as Lexia, Reading Eggs, IXL, etc., are all fantastic and although they offer many benefits, do the pros actually outweigh the cons of using them to replace teacher taught lessons? To answer this, let’s start by looking at some of the pros:
The use of technology can be a great asset in the classroom, but when it comes to replacing actual teaching time, unless the program is in direct alignment with the school curriculum and the teacher is monitoring where each student is at or what they are working on closely, the benefits may not outweigh the cons. That’s not to say that the programs shouldn’t be used at all, but perhaps instead of replacing teaching time in individual subject areas, programs can be used during tech time for reinforcing and extending learning – for example, in math or language arts, or can be used at home as an opportunity for students to have some personal learning time.
What are your thoughts on the use of online learning programs in the classroom? We’d love to hear them!
8/4/2022 08:47:54 am
I like how you pointed out that online education allows students to take an individualized approach. I would imagine that there are some parents that want their kids to have a more strict curriculum when it comes to school. Online schooling seems like a good way for parents to find a curriculum they like.
4/1/2023 02:04:12 pm
I heard that my brother is interested in finding a new school for my nephew, but since he's a single parent working from home, he struggles with his schedule. That's why I believe he'd benefit from reading your tips about online learning programs and how they'd offer individualized learning options. Thank you for the information on using technology for learning purposes.
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