Challenges of the past year
Classroom teachers struggled with the logistics of distance learning:
New tools, practices, and self-knowledge that teachers gained
Online creative tools for students:
Online video and communication tools for teachers and students
Online tools for interactive lessons
Positives from the past year
Despite the constraints, Maker educators mentioned more pluses than minuses from this unforgettable school year. Many turned the challenges into positives!
What educators want Fall 2021 to look like:
When schools return to in-person classes, Maker educators are looking to address students’ needs for physical contact with people and objects, and their desire to be creative and expressive. They also want to include the technologies many of us learned and adopted during remote learning.
Educators are looking for: