Distance learning is becoming more popular every day for children of all ages. Technology is the centre of distance learning and Kensington can provide solutions for the most popular distance learning devices. We understand that there is not one solution for everyone and have worked together with teachers, students and school leaders to help determine the best accessories for the classroom - whether you are in a classroom or learning online.
90% of students believe online learning is better than traditional classroom experience.1
Distance learning involves 87% less energy and 85% lower carbon dioxide emissions than campus-based courses for every 100 hours of study per student.2
Distance learning has been shown to increase knowledge retention by 25% to 60%.3
Distance Learning Success Tips:
Have Patience. It can be hard to adjust to a new type of learning, compared to a traditional classroom environment. However, there are rewards - having patience to find the parts of the day you love is key to success.
Find a Routine that Works For You. Try out some different routines to see what makes you feel the most productive throughout the day. It could be doing all your work in the morning and having fun in the afternoon. The beauty of distance learning is many times you get more flexibility to learn how and when it works best for you.
Pick a Space to Excel at Learning: Find a space in your home that makes you feel inspired to learn. Knowing that area is your space to learn, be productive and accomplish great things can help motivate you.
Get the Right Tools. Protect your device by having a sturdy case. Be a better listener by having headphones to hear your teacher clearly and block out other sounds. Consider a cushion or a laptop stand for your learning space to set you up for comfortable and productive days of learning.
Don't be Scared to Ask for Help. Ask your parents, teacher or other students in your class for help as you need it. It can be easy to forget to ask for help and get frustrated if no one else is learning next to you. Ask for help as soon as you need it to keep you on track for distance learning success!
Have Patience. Change for you, for your students or their parents can feel uncomfortable as people adjust to a different type of learning. Have extra patience during the initial transition time to allow those feelings to adjust.
Share Success Stories. Tell your students and their parents about the successful patterns of developing a learning schedule. This can help them identify a clear path to success.
Choose a Dedicated Work Space. Pick a spot where you feel motivated to work and equip it with the tools to help you succeed at your work. Having a dedicated desk or spot to work will help trigger your brain to know it needs to accomplish things when your in your special zone.
You're a Pro, have a Pro Set-Up. You're a professional at what you do and deserve to have a set-up to match. Choose tools for a pro by having accessories that enhance comfort, productivity and security to protect your device and your body.
Be Available. Set office hours and make your contact information known. When there is a question or moment of frustration, knowing easily how to get ahold of the educator can help calm anxious feelings and comfort your students when they are able to quickly get ahold of help.
Have Patience. Distance learning can be something new and different. Children may feel uncomfortable with it at first as they get acquainted with new routines and methods of learning.
Create a Routine. If your child is struggling to stay focused, create a routine for the day to get through the work - however include fun in between! Children need to know what comes next and feel a sense of routine in their day to succeed.
Dedicate a Space for Learning. Similar to working from home for adults, it's important for children to understand where learning takes place in the house. Dedicate an area to be the learning space and be special in some small way, compared to the rest the home.
Be Prepared With the Right Tools. With technology, it's easy to get overwhelmed with choices. Think about what you need to succeed at your job and replicate it to your child. Having headphones for a focused listener, a case to protect the device investment or a laptop/monitor stand to help their posture are great ways to start.
Engage With Your Children. Take time to understand what they are working on and know how to contact their teacher if they need help. Sit down and talk with your children to see how they are feeling about their work to stop frustrations early on.
It doesn't matter where you are working, it's important to stay active and healthy. Kensington has compiled easy movements to stretch at your desk, no special equipment needed, to keep you feeling your best.