With e-learning, teachers are reinventing how to engage and inspire students using new tools since the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools.
Three suburban educators share their online teaching techniques, demonstrating why teachers rank among the unsung superheroes of this pandemic era.
Beth Thomson engages her 95 seventh-graders with live lessons through Zoom video conferencing and educational games played on Kahoot or Quizlet Live.
“They love to compete against each other,” said Thomson, 47, a social studies teacher at Carpentersville Middle School. “We play a game that hooks them into showing up for the lesson. And the kids that need help stay afterward.”