While technology may increase distance learning options for schools, there are many ways students can continue learning that do not require access to a computing device.
Districts and schools, including those that have established a technology-based continuity of learning plan, may wish to utilize "non-technological" options for learning outside of the school building. An example would be providing photocopied packets that include both instructional materials and learning materials/resources for students to take home.
Below are options for instruction and learning without the use of technology.
- Textbooks, trade books and magazines
- Photocopies of text, pictures, and other media
- Printed transcripts of guided lessons
- Photocopies of activity pages, graphic organizers, and skill-building sheets
- Lists of hands-on activities students can engage in at home (Teachers should tailored to developmental level), such as
- Conducting and documenting an experiment and analyzing results
- Collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and visually representing data, and using data to make a prediction or create a model
- Creating art
- Moving (exercising, taking a walk, dancing, playing, practicing yoga)
- Writing (academic, creative, technical)
- Counting, measuring, telling time, determining area and volume, factoring, calculating, etc. utilizing real-world objects and scenarios
- Noticing, sorting, classifying, comparing
- Drawing a map (physical or other type of geography map; or concept map)
- Performing a demonstration
- Writing and/or performing a play, puppet show, or dramatic retelling
- Learning about family, heritage and culture
- Learning a new skill