How To Use Zoolingo App To Reinforce Learning Outside the Classroom
In 2018, education without technology is almost inconceivable. It’s not a ‘growing trend’, and it’s certainly not a ‘fad’ – tablets and apps have become an educational necessity. In the UK, 70% of primary and secondary schools used tablets way back in 2014, according to the BBC. In those schools that are lagging behind the education’s digital revolution, both the teachers and the students suffer the consequences: low engagement, weaker test scores, and the inability to compete with those peers. But whether you’re learning outside the classroom or inside, learning is supplemented with educational apps.
Zoolingo educational app can help you get the most out of your students, as well as make life considerably easier for you as a teacher. Here’s how you can use it to benefit the kids in your classroom.
1. Used as a lesson-planning tool for learning outside the classroom
Actively working with kids is just a part of your job description. A much bigger part is planning lessons ahead, making sure that they will be interesting and engaging.
Zoolingo allows you to easily prepare several weeks of curriculum in advance, and fill those classroom hours with fun activities that children will willingly participate in. It also gives fun exercises for learning outside the classroom.
Our shapes module alone has three different engaging games to choose from. This means that you no longer have to carry cutouts to work with you, wasting time and paper. Different shapes and their real-life examples will all be waiting for you when you start the app.
2. It boosts in-class engagement
Zoolingo is entertaining, as well as educational, which goes a long way toward ensuring that the kids in class actually pay attention to the lesson at hand. You can also use the app to encourage a bit of healthy competition, asking kids to correctly complete a specific game to earn a gold star.
3. It also reinforces lessons learned
The fact that you can pick and choose which educational games to assign to kids can greatly influence how much they retain of what was covered in a lesson. For example, if you are teaching the letter D that day, kids can easily open Zoolingo and complete all the activities available for that letter – recognition, tracing, and completing the sequence.
4. Assign fun prep work and homework
If there’s something that 7-year-olds hate, it’s homework. It’s boring and tedious, and they would much rather spend that time playing and having fun. While most teachers elect to keep the home workload to a minimum at this age, if you feel that your kids would benefit from it (or that a particular child needs the practice), it’s much better to assign specific Zoolingo games that they can play at home. That way, they will mistake learning for having fun, and they will gladly set aside an extra 20 minutes a day for an activity that they love.
5. Buy time to work 1 on 1 with children who need more help
In every classroom, there are kids who do exceptionally well, and there are those who tend to fall behind a bit. There are numerous reasons for that – they have developmental issues, they learn differently from their peers, or they are just having a hard time adjusting to the school environment. As a teacher, it’s your responsibility to find the time to work with those kids. Having an engaging educational app, such as Zoolingo, with which you can assign individual work to other kids buys you that time.
Also read: How To Teach a Foreign Language To a Child
Zoolingo is also a great app for multilingual kids in your classroom. Some of them might struggle with the content in the language that the majority of other kids are learning in.
Zoolingo lets you alternate between their native and the target language, which means that they are still learning new things, albeit at a slower pace. With time, they will catch up to the other kids, but will have the added benefit of knowing that coursework in two different languages!
In one of our future updates, we will add a feature that lets the app display content in one language (for example, English), while keeping the instructions in another (for example, French). That way, multilingual kids will be able to work on the same assignments without a teacher or parent having to translate instructions for them.
Don’t shortchange your pupils – supercharge your teaching process with Zoolingo (and our free resources) and ensure that the kids in your class get the best possible education from the earliest age. They will thank you for it one day.
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