Learning is a social endeavor. Digital technology does not replace social interactions and one to one face time that learners need. Human interactions provide emotive-cultural connections and group and peer interactions are often the most effective space to address learner motivation, reflection, and community building.
- Structure classroom time so that whole group, peer to peer, and one to one interactions are consistently dispersed throughout classroom time.
- Create a daily 'Entrance' activity that is specifically designed for whole group interaction. The 'Entrance' activity may be a content or community driven activity. The purpose of the 'Entrance' activity is to create and maintain group engagement, accountability, and create a sense of community.
- Create 'Community Pull Backs' to provide screen relief and provide and space and opportunity for learners to engage in non-digital learning dimensions
- Create a daily 'Exit' activity that is specifically designed for whole group interaction. The 'Exit Activity' may be a content or community driven activity. The purpose of the 'Exit' activity is to acknowledge progress, review milestones, and maintain group engagement and accountability.