Using GBL To Continue Connecting With Students During Distance Learning: Tracy Wittmer & Brian Sheehan
Tracy WittmerAKA "Five Alive"
Tracy Wittmer has made it a priority to continue connecting with her students during distance learning. One of the biggest ways she has done that in the past few months is through Legends of Learning: “I think this platform helps them feel like we get who they are and what they’re going through.”
The COVID-19 crisis has been a difficult time for teachers and students alike, “being away from each other and not having the comfort and routine of our classroom.” Because of this, Tracy has turned to Legends: “It just adds an element of play to their learning, adds variety and a new kind of engagement.” Beyond incorporating play into learning, Legends has “allowed us to honor where the kids are in their development — and they can learn while having fun and being challenged in a new way!”
Connecting with your students, no matter where they are, makes you a true superhero Tracy!
Brian SheehanAKA "Scientific Sheehan"
Brian Sheehan chose to stick with a staple of his 3rd-grade classroom when his school turned to distance learning: Legends of Learning. During the school year, Scientific Sheehan would use Legends as a whole class activity after they had learned a new concept, such as “Fractions (Math) and Adaptations (Science)”. Now, he uses the platform to easily differentiate instruction for his students remotely.
Scientific Sheehan continues to see huge benefits from using Legends, for both himself and his students: “My students LOVE that they are playing a game and I like that my students are learning/reviewing simultaneously. It’s a win/win.”
Thank you, Brian, for keeping your students engaged, even when learning from home!