Even when students aren’t in a physical classroom at school, distance learning tools and interactive online resources from Learning A-Z ensure that learning can continue anywhere. Teachers can deliver lessons, kids can study, and caregivers can work with students on fun activities.
Raz-Kids, Raz-Plus ELL Edition, Headsprout, and Vocabulary A-Z are virtual reading libraries, tools, and programs that make teaching and learning easy. Wherever they are, kids can keep learning, on any connected device, at their own reading level. Teachers can stay organized with lesson plan progress and a suite of helpful tools.
What Are the Keys to Success With Distance Learning?
Remote learning requires organization, clarity, and effective technology. As we outlined in our article
- Communication, so teachers and students can regularly interact and create a personalized learning environment
- Clear expectations, so students understand the work they need to do and have time limits for completion
- Easy-to-use technology, which makes learning intuitive and enables caregivers to help kids complete lessons at home
- Safety, which requires ensuring that students are learning in a safe environment, one that protects them and their devices
- Structure, which helps create a classroom environment at home
Remember: distance learning tools should make learning enjoyable! Help students to pay attention and absorb the material by presenting it in a way that’s interesting and relatable for each specific age group.
How Does Learning A-Z Support Distance Learning?
Distance learning products from Learning A-Z make lesson planning easy in a collaborative
Each of the Learning A-Z products shown below provides teachers with a dashboard where they can track assignments and monitor individual and class progress, helping keep students motivated and focused. Expectations are clear, lessons are easy to access, and students enjoy progressing through their learning modules.
With Raz-Kids, remote students can instantly access a leveled library of fiction and nonfiction books on their computer or mobile device. Arranged across 29 levels of difficulty, books are accompanied by digital quizzes for an interactive reading practice. Teachers can track students’ reading progress and access individual and class-wide digital reports.
Raz-Plus ELL Edition
Raz-Plus ELL Edition, designed specifically for English language learners, includes the same data-driven reports and large library of leveled books as Raz-Kids, plus more than 50,000 differentiated reading resources, along with ELL Leveled Reader Packs, ELL Content Picture Packs, ELL Vocabulary Power Packs and Vocabulary Books, ELL Language Skill Packs, and ELL Assessments.
Teachers can send messages to students through the dashboard and create customized individual, small group, or full class digital assignments focusing on skills like critical thinking, close reading, and foundational skills. Another advantage of Raz-Plus is our new Distance Learning Packs!
Headsprout for K-5 students is a research-backed reading program proven to improve students’ literacy rates and test scores. Featuring interactive online episodes that students complete, Headsprout adapts each new episode to the student’s previous responses. Students must master a skill before they can move on to a more advanced skill, making this personalized program an effective form of differentiated learning for remote classrooms.
Research has shown that Vocabulary A-Z, a digital tool for K-5 students, builds vocabulary and increases reading comprehension. Students can practice and improve vocabulary skills via engaging online game-based activities and quizzes.
All these programs can help students thrive once they’re back in the classroom, too. Blending online and hands-on learning is a great way to prepare kids for our technology-focused world.
Remote learning helps kids learn valuable technology skills and enables them to continue learning whether they’re in a school classroom, at home, or anywhere else. Learn more about how Learning A-Z can help you with literacy-focused distance learning solutions for PreK-6 students.