The coronavirus pandemic has forced many educators to learn new skills—like working on Zoom or Skype—in order to teach class. With an increasingly online and interconnected world we’re now living in, it’s critically important for your students with varying needs to learn how to communicate effectively through video chatting.
While video chatting is not necessarily a new concept to many, usage has skyrocketed in schools. Experts are estimating that nearly 6 in 10 Americans currently use video chat platforms, and many did not use these platforms for work prior to the pandemic.
As an educator, you more than anyone else, know that the traditional classroom setting is looking vastly different this fall than in previous years. With more schools utilizing virtual platforms to educate their students, we cannot think of a better time than now to ensure they are prepared.
Video chatting may or may not be new for your students with varying needs. Regardless of what they know already, one of our lesson plans will walk them through step-by-step how-to video chat appropriately and communicate effectively. In our lesson outlining video chatting, we explore the safety, how-to’s, and other common practices to make a successful video chat whether it be on your phone, tablet, or computer.
Our Healthy Relationships Curriculum works to overcome barriers that exist and prepare students with critical life and social skills. Video chat is not only important for school, but your students can use it to remain in touch with friends and family, as they practice social distancing to protect themselves and others from the spread of COVID-19.