For right now, if you can’t focus on it, don’t focus on it. Focus on what you can. What new skills are they learning because of this situation? Focus on those skills and celebrate those successes.
In a virtual world, how would we be able to modify some of the strategies that we would use in a face to face classroom to increase engagement and shake things up so that students are not just listening to a teacher or staring at a screen for the entire class period?
My goal was to create an easy-to-navigate-way for students to find their workspace and parents to contact me, if needed.
Virtual Schooling is a new platform for many, but it’s here to stay! Tips from pros to make it successful!
Jim Bentley (@Curiosity_Films) shared on Twitter a thread of his tips for Distance Learning. With his permission I have reposted them: 1st week #distancelearning done. Key takeaways: 1. Everything takes 3x longer.2. Tech is not a silver bullet. 3. 1:5 = instructional min. : min. prep4. Kids are more polite than adults w/tech snafus. 5. Use two screens.6. Expect the… Read More »45 Remote Learning Tips from @Curiosity_Films
Wondering how you will get to know your students and their families this year? StreamYard.
What do the best parties and Facebook communities have in common? When people feel invited and included by a host who truly values them, new relationships form and old relationships grow deeper
Choice is very motivating. Try using my gamification template to create a Google Sheets choice board. Make a copy for each student so they can check off their choices and level up. Template Use alicekeeler.com/badgegame to make a copy of the template. Note, I have formulas all over the spreadsheet, be careful not to delete them or the board breaks.… Read More »Badge Game – Remote Learning Challenge Board
Regardless of the platform you are using for video meetings GET OUT OF FULL SCREEN MODE! Full screen is awesome if you’re just having conversations, but not so awesome if you say “Go to whiteboard.fi” and visualize a negative number. Now the students have to be on the computer doing something and not in the video conference. Exit Full Screen… Read More »Video Meeting: Get Out of Full Screen
When we are in class and each student has an individual whiteboard so we can ask a question and get a quick formative check on if they are understanding is now digital. These whiteboards do NOT live outside of your live session. Try jamboard.google.com if you want student drawings that they can turn in. This site is FREE. It seems… Read More »Live Session Student Whiteboards: whiteboard.fi
I won’t bury the lead. It is my recommendation that we plan for no more than 90 minutes a day of remote learning. I made this up. You’re making it up. This is not a snow day. This is not online classes. This is not something we planned for. This is traumatizing. How do we know what to do in… Read More »90 Minutes Remote Learning Max a Day
Everyone matters. We each make an impact on this world.
Working together makes our task feel less difficult as we work for the same goal.
And if we do our jobs well, we will be together to pick up the pieces when it’s over.
As someone who has been doing this digital learning thing for 10+ years: @thomasson_engl @guster4lovers
With permission, I am copying Andrew Thomasson’s Facebook post As someone who has been doing this digital learning thing for 10+ years: 1. Don’t worry about making things perfect. Videos aren’t going to be perfect. You’ll have kids or dogs or whatever breaking into the background, and that’s fine. It humanizes you. Students often think those are the best parts… Read More »As someone who has been doing this digital learning thing for 10+ years: @thomasson_engl @guster4lovers