Remote/Distance/Online Learning Graphics for Teachers

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School is going to look a little different this year. Some of us will be virtual, a few may be F2F, and many of us will be using some form of a hybrid option. Over the past few weeks, I’ve put together, and shared via Twitter/Facebook/Instagram a few graphics I created that dealt with the concept of remote/distance/online learning. By no means do these images provide the answer to every issue we may face as we adjust to these new modes of learning, but hopefully they generate some ideas. My goal is to simply give teachers some ideas as they start planning and preparing for remote/distance/online learning. They may also help with some ideas for professional development that may be beneficial as we all work to the best of our ability to get this school year off and running.

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How 80s Music Can Help Us Teach During COVID-19

 

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Teaching can be challenging, even in normal times. But this is 2020 and nothing is normal anymore. The emergence, and subsequent spread, of COVID-19 has changed so much of how we live. It has also dramatically changed how we teach and learn. With the concept of some form of remote, distance, or online learning becoming a reality for just about everyone, teachers everywhere are looking for answers to help them teach in the Age of COIVD.  Many educators have watched endless hours of YouTube videos, some have downloaded resources from Teachers Pay Teachers, and a few have just sat in a corner and wept uncontrollably. What many of today’s teachers haven’t realized is that the answers to many of their questions can actually be found in a rather unusual place – 80s music. It’s true. Music from the 1980s can provide us with more than just power ballads and hair bands, it also contains many of the answers we need when it comes to teaching, and surviving, during COVID-19.
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BINGEWORTHY

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#NCSS19 Presentation
Bingeworthy: Reimagine Your Content Standards as a Netflix Series.

Download a high resolution PDF version of the entire presentation here.

This is a large file – please be patient.

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Digital Badge Boards with Google Docs

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Badges are pretty popular these days. There are a number of sites out that allow you to create and distribute badges. But today, I want to show you how you can create a pretty awesome digital badge board for your classroom using nothing more than Google Docs. Let’s get started!

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Combining Spreadsheets with Google Sheets

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Have you ever had two spreadsheets you needed to combine into one? Of course you have. We all have at some point. In this video, you’ll learn how to combine two spreadsheets of information into one using Google Sheets. Let’s get started!

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Uploading Files with Google Forms

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We all know how great Google forms are to collect information. But, Google has now made it possible to collect files using Google forms as well. This feature is only available to schools using G Suite (what used to be called Google Apps for Education). But it’s a great way to collect student work and have it organized neatly and efficiently. Let’s look at how to collect student work using Google Forms.

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Be in the Moment

 

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We are teachers. We have to think on our feet at every moment of the day. It’s what we do. It’s part of our job. Just like actors on the screen, good teachers make good teaching look effortless. It looks so easy that a passerby might even think, “I could do that!” But honestly, it takes a lot of work to make the art of teaching appear almost effortless. The power of good instruction comes from tapping into every opportunity to engage students.

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Depth of Knowledge in the Content Areas

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Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DOK) model looks at the cognitive expectations within academic standards, curricular activities, and instructional learning tasks. I’ve created a Depth of Knowledge chart that corresponds to each of the core content areas. You’re welcome to view each chart in this post, or feel free to download the PDF of all four charts at the bottom.

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Twitter Summaries

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Twitter Summaries are a great way for students to paraphrase and summarize content. If they are reading a piece of text, they can summarize each paragraph in a tweet (and even create their own related hashtag). Or even if the teacher is going through a presentation with the entire class, students can be given time during the presentation to turn each slide of content into a tweet. However you choose to use them in your classroom, Twitter Summaries will bring a modern spin to the process of summarization and note taking.

This post includes a few pre-created samples and a blank Twitter Summary template.

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Creating Leaderboards with Google Docs

Use Google Docs to Create Leaderboards. Check it out!

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