Active learning is about collaborative discussions, games, and projects. When the learner actively participates in class, the quality of learning increases.
Active learning positively influences a learner's learning experience. They must take the initiative to be fully engaged in the classroom and be aware of their learning journey. When active learning is practiced, the learner succeeds in developing collaborative, reflective, and problem-solving skills, understands the importance of active engagement in learning, and becomes more motivated to develop their key competences.
Kinderpedia supports active learning by making it easy for teachers to provide students with a variety of interactive and engaging resources that encourage them to take an active role in their own learning. Also, it keeps parents connected and engaged in students’ education. It allows schools to gather and analyse data at different levels, with the purpose of improving learning, as well as the overall teaching practice.
Some of the ways Kinderpedia supports active learning include:
1. Blended learning: blended settings can provide interesting opportunities to support differentiated and personalised learning. The teacher can teach the same content to all students but give differentiated tasks or support individual students, for instance as part of extra-curricular settings or additional meetings between peers or with the teacher. Technology can help to assess where students are at different stages. The teacher becomes a guide on the side.
2. Real-time Feedback: Kinderpedia allows teachers to provide real-time feedback to students on their assignments, helping to keep students engaged and motivated. The app supports video and audio feedback, enabling teachers to provide more personal and detailed feedback on student work.
3. Personalised progress tracking: Kinderpedia enables teachers to observe and monitor student’s progress, as it happens. The platform allows schools to integrate their curriculum or personalise one from the public library. This way, teachers are better aligned with learning goals. They can share them with students and families and can collect evidence of each child’s progress in the classroom. With just a few taps on the screen, they can record any relevant action. At the end of a specific timeline, all observations are collected into a report and offer a coherent mapping of the student’s achievements, as well as struggles, in the given interval. Reports are designed to be discussed with other teachers, as well as with students and family.
4. Individual lesson planning: Kinderpedia enables teachers to create customised learning plans for each student, based on their individual needs, interests, and abilities. Each lesson plan maps out new learning opportunities for students, precisely where they struggle or where they show exceptional skills. This ensures that students are getting the support they need to succeed and promotes a more inclusive and equitable learning environment.
5. Interactive resources: On Kinderpedia, teachers may upload and students may find a range of multimedia content and interactive resources, such as standardised tests. This helps to keep students engaged and interested in their learning and encourages them to take an active role in their own education.
6. Collaborative learning: Kinderpedia encourages students to work together on projects, helping them build their social skills, problem-solving abilities, and teamwork. By making it easy to communicate with the teachers, as well as between each other, and share their progress, the app fosters a dynamic classroom environment, facilitates feedback, and speeds progress.
7. Data and Analytics: Kinderpedia provides teachers with access to data and analytics on student, classroom, and school-level performance. Customised reporting helps teachers and school leaders identify areas where students may need additional support. The data generated through observation and student progress tracking can inform data-driven decision making. It also helps educators make informed decisions about program and curriculum design, instructional strategies, and resource allocation.
8. Increased Parent Involvement: By providing parents with access to student progress data and information, observation and student progress tracking can increase parent engagement and involvement in their child's education. Family engagement lies at the foundation of a healthy school community, because it builds trust and it fosters thriving relationships between all stakeholder education. Parental guidance and support impact both academic outcome and the overall wellbeing of students.
9. Student Self-Reflection: Kinderpedia encourages students to engage in self-reflection and take greater control over their own learning. The app provides students with direct access to their learning goals, resources, assignments, and deadlines, which can help to keep them organised and on track. Also, it builds a sense of autonomy and responsibility that is essential for success in the classroom and beyond.
By having this information readily available, students can more easily identify their progress and take steps to address any areas where they may be struggling. When students are encouraged to reflect on their own learning and progress, they are more likely to view challenges and setbacks as opportunities for growth and improvement, rather than as indications of failure.
10. Improved Teacher Practice: Kinderpedia allows teachers to make evidence-based decisions about how to better support student learning. By regularly observing and tracking student progress, teachers can identify areas for improvement in their own teaching practices. Additionally, the app's built-in assessment and grading tools can streamline the evaluation process and free up more time for teachers to focus on lesson planning and instructional design. By enabling teachers to make data-driven decisions about their teaching practices, Kinderpedia can help to promote continuous improvement and more effective teaching strategies.
“The spectacular rise of AI technologies brings significant disruption for education ecosystems across the world. The industrial era is history. And so is preparing students for compliance in repetitive tasks. All these will be automated and streamlined by machines. However, it is more important than ever to see and to value each individual’s unique potential.” stated Evelina Necula, co-founder of Kinderpedia
“Tomorrow’s adults need creativity, collaborative skills, global citizenship, and a responsible attitude towards the environment. Last, but definitely not least, they need digital skills. The way we use technology in classrooms today will model the way our children will perceive it in the future. And this is precisely why, at Kinderpedia, we are committed to designing and promoting technology which empowers teachers and brings education communities together. So that our children will use digital tools with ease and confidence to stay connected, to simplify their work and to meet their day-to-day goals.” concluded Evelina.