Stile can be used in conjunction with video conferencing apps for a blend of teacher-led instruction and self-paced learning when teaching students remotely.
Below is a compilation of tips to help you through remote learning in Stile:
- Use video conferencing;
- Release Lessons;
- Set Due dates;
- Use Class discussion;
- Monitor progress and leave feedback;
- Practical Activity videos.
Use video conferencing apps
Depending on your preference and what's available to your school, we recommend one of the following apps:
Like you normally would, you can release a single Lesson or multiple Lessons to your students. Depending on your plan, you can release Lesson-by-Lesson as your students complete them, or all the Lessons you plan to cover in a week. Find out more here.
Set due dates
You can set due dates on each Lesson so that students know when certain Lessons are due. Once you assign a due date, this will appear on each student’s home page and any overdue Lessons will be highlighted. If you have multiple Classes in a Subject, you can set different due dates for each Class. Learn how to manage due dates here.
Use Class discussion
If your students are working on the same Lesson at the same time, using Class discussion is a fantastic way for students to collaborate, ask questions and discuss points raised. Class discussion is a Lesson-specific chat room that you have complete control over — you can open or close it any time and you can delete any comments that go off track. Learn how to control Class discussion here.
Monitor progress and leave feedback
It’s important to monitor how they are progressing through the Lesson, particularly when you aren’t physically in the classroom with your students. Make sure they’re on track, catch any misconceptions and, if time allows, give them targeted feedback. Teach mode makes it easy to monitor all of this in real-time. Share your screen with students via video conferencing during the Lesson to help them follow along as well. Pause the Lesson to help facilitate group discussion and to keep everyone on track.
Practical Activity videos
Each Stile hands-on activity has a video demo linked in the teacher tips at the top the Lesson. While designed for teacher reference and absent students, these are perfect to share for demonstrating the activity step-by-step when it's not possible to run the activity remotely with your students.
You may also be interested in the following resources: