An introduction to an educational social network, Sophia.
How can Sophia be used to enhance and accelerate learning for all students?
Provide remedial and/or advanced instruction to support what is covered in the classroom.
Increase instructional methods students have access to by using the entire Sophia community of instructors and materials.
Publish multimedia learning packets to further engage students in a meaningful way.
Flip the Classroom
Assign Sophia learning packets as homework to replace the daily lecture, leaving in-class time for working through problems, questions and answers.
Create a Group – an invitation-only environment where members can share learning content and ideas, ask questions and get answers within their own learning community.
Students as Teachers
Help increase learning retention by assigning the creation of learning packets as a way for students to creatively demonstrate they understand a core concept.
Nontraditional Assessment Methods
Provide students with the option of publishing multimedia projects as a form of summative and/or formative assessment that can be teacher graded or peer reviewed without using valuable class time.
This 12 minute video describes how digital learning can enhance student learning by freeing up the teachers in a classroom to facilitate rich conversations with learners at the pace of the individual.