66% of students are anxious about returning to school, according to the Recovery Village. During COVID-19, many students adjusted to learning from home and being around their families more often. As the world begins to re-open, psychologists are noticing higher general and separation anxiety rates in children as they return to the classroom. (Child Mind Institute). When you prepare your classroom for in-person learning, it is crucial to cater to students’ increased anxiety and foster a learning environment where they feel safe.
The digital human experience. What is it? Who builds it? How to we navigate it? What jobs and industries might be created in this new space? In today’s blog we take the first few steps into navigating this experience through an exhibit curated by Matthew Hodge, an Interactive Game Design teacher at CART, an indie game developer, and our guide through this new digital landscape.
Curious about how to use YouTube in your lessons? We have some tips on var connection as part of our #SocialSummer series. Check it out here!
Curious about how to use Twitch in your lessons? We have some tips on var connection as part of our #SocialSummer series. Check it out here!
Curious about how to use #Tiktok in your lessons? We have some tips on var connection as part of our #SocialSummer series.
Meet them where they are at This applies to both the content and the platform. Knowing where your students are watching content, and the types of content they like, you can work elements of that into your lessons, and post on the right platform for your audience. Don’t be afraid to remix Instead of always …
Unconferences first started popping up in 1998, and have been a fun and unconventional way of hosting conferences ever sense. While in person unconferences are still on hold, we are excited to be hosting our very own in our Virbela campus starting in May! Before that starts, we thought we would tell you a bit …
As we all continue to adapt with the constant changes and challenges of the Pandemic, schools have been turning to mindfulness to help students and staff alike. Studies have shown that even just 5 min of mindfulness a day can make a world of difference in student stress, performance, and even interpersonal communications. With that in mind, a lot of schools have been putting together lessons or labs centered around mindfulness for students. Here at the Douglas Stewart Company, we have created a virtual mindfulness lab of our own! You can check it out on the blog, or experience it live in our virtual campus.
Recently our team had a week long team bonding workshop in our DStewart EDU Campus powered by Virbela. We had so much fun really diving in to the possibilites of our virtual world as a team, and wanted to share our top 5 tips with you.
Virtual Reality has been an emerging trend in education for years, but in recent months it has become more mainstream. With such an intense shift to virtual, VR (specifically non-immersive VR) has helped us all explore new worlds and stay connected in ways we never thought possible. But how can VR help students in the …