International Literacy Day, celebrated annually on 8th September, is an opportunity for Governments, civil society and stakeholders to highlight improvements in world literacy rates and reflect on the world’s remaining literacy challenges. For this year, the focus is on “Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond,” especially on the role of educators and changing pedagogies.
To support the development of literacy, our classroom management solution, NetSupport School, contains a variety of features to enable advancement in reading and writing. For example, class demonstrations can take place using the whiteboard function, allowing students to present what they’ve learnt to their peers, test themselves and others, or for the teacher to present how a specific piece of grammar is used or how a word is spelt. Moreover, its blend of formative assessment tools, ranging from informal classroom discussions and surveys to more structured testing with automatic scoring, allow the teacher to see what each student has grasped. A unique Q&A module can also turn learning into a game, helping to encourage participation and competition, as well as ensure engagement.