Independent Digital Lessons are engaging experiences where students learn new content at their own pace, and then practice and demonstrate understanding. Whether you're using Zearn Math for remote learning, hybrid learning, or in-person learning, we recommend orienting kids to learning with Independent Digital Lessons. Once you have created accounts for your students, we recommend watching the video below with them. In it, a student walks through the digital experience as well as each of the parts of an Independent Digital Lesson.
In your first week with Zearn Math, we also recommend:
- Completing an Independent Digital Lesson as a whole-group, then transition students to working through each Independent Digital Lesson on their own. Teachers can model a lesson from their account by using the "Try lesson as a student" feature from the Welcome Page of a teacher account. From here, teachers can show students how to work on their "Next Up" activity and walk through each component of a digital lesson.
- Making sure students know they should use Student Notes (or scratch paper) when prompted in the Guided Practice.
- Discussing strategies for persevering through challenges like working through the Boost, referencing Student Notes, revisiting the Guided Practice, and even guessing if needed and letting the digital lesson provide help.