If one thing is certain about the upcoming school year, we know it will look different than anything we have experienced before. Many administrators are exploring the return to school as one of three options: in-person instruction, online instruction, and a mixture of both. The last option is what we are referring to as a hybrid model, part in-person instruction and online learning. As schools debate the best approach to bringing students back in the fall, we’re here to share a few quick resources to make hybrid learning more fun and engaging!
Hybrid learning presents an opportunity to combine the best of face-to-face learning with the best of online learning. While some activities are well-suited to synchronous or asynchronous virtual learning, others require face-to-face interaction and are best saved for the classroom. According to the Center for Teaching Innovation at Cornell University, a hybrid learning model accommodates a wider range of abilities by offering flexibility, varied learning options, and integration of activities that lead to deeper learning.
To get started with your hybrid learning planning, here are a few key questions that will help outline which aspects of your lesson should be virtual or in-person:
With practice, the process of designing a hybrid experience will come together much more naturally.
Incorporating engaging and playful activities into lessons is important for all learning environments, but especially for virtual learning. Whether students are learning together in the same space or working remotely, we want to ensure that resources are available to support teachers and students every step of the way. To help you get started, we created a Guide for Hybrid Learning with Splats!
We’ve outlined a number of ways to bring hybrid learning to your classroom and have a ton of resources to help as you choose the best approach for your students. In this guide we cover three options to consider as you structure your lessons for the upcoming school year.
Make this a year of unstoppable play with games designed just for you. Get students playing in no time and bring creative hybrid learning experiences to your classroom with these new games. Let’s go!
We’re interested in hearing how you are approaching hybrid learning this year. Share your approach with us on Twitter with the hashtag #WeAreUnruly or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas to engage students in Unruly activity in and out of the classroom!