This week (and next) I have the privilege of leading a training entitled "Tips & Tricks for Teaching Remotely." Below are some of the highlights of the presentation.
Teach the Tools and Programs:
Provide explicit instruction of how to use the digital tools and programs. Don’t assume students know how to use them. While many students participated in the Spring, not all did. Just like you would teach physical procedures in your classroom, teach the digital ones as well. Also, don’t be afraid to reteach...kids (and adults) need it.
Set clear expectations for live instruction. Review this every time you meet. Using visual images can be helpful for younger students. I created these visuals slides to help students.
Plan a consistent schedule that works for your age group. Have a regular routine. Make sure to include breaks in your schedule between live sessions.
I want to apologize for the long absence from this site. I start my new position as an Education Technology Teacher on Special Assignment in February and was in crisis mode by mid-March when COVID shut down our school district. Since then I've been in survival mode and haven't kept up with the blog. I hope to change that with new weekly posts. Thank you for understanding!
The Tech Lovin' Teacher: Ed Tech TOSA, 15 year educator, tech enthusiast, curriculum creator