It was one year ago this month that COVID-19 overwhelmed us and changed our classrooms. Overnight, we educators had to learn, on our own, how to shift our lessons to Zoom, how to assess students virtually and how to use attractive presentations or games to keep our students engaged.
TeacherLAB is a free interactive learning platform exclusively for teachers by teachers. Through TeacherLAB you will have access to 40 + courses designed to empower you to master new digital tools, online pedagogy, and relationships with students and parents, with the support of a global network of teachers. The courses on TeacherLAB are divided into 10 series: Introduction to remote teaching, Mastering new tools, Inspiring student engagement, Analytics, assessment, and grading, Digital literacy & the future of skills, New and emerging technologies, Methodology, pedagogy, and skills, The future of school and learning, Data, security, and basic legal insights and Advocacy & Agency. In this blog post, we focus on the awesomeness of the “Mastering new tools” series.
This post is a reflection written by Natalia Bernal who is a teacher at an all-girls school in Bogota, Colombia. While the transition to remote learning has received massive media attention, we aim to highlight the voice of the teacher and their experiences, challenges, and resilience during COVID-19.