I know this is a time of tremendous transition into teaching virtually. Here is a starter list of virtual teaching resources I curated from some great teachers and on-line platforms. The list includes a few power-packed platforms, demos, and my notes from demos on how to use these different platforms. The virtual demos come from on-line companies and teachers who use these resources.
There are many ways to streamline classroom learning through flipped classroom systems that help teachers continue the teaching they would want to be doing through videos that students watch on their own. Students can watch these videos and then meet during class times to discuss what they learned. In these flipped classrooms, on-line classroom meetings become a place for discussion and answering questions.
For now, enjoy browsing through this list. Our teacher trainings provide more in-depth guidance into streamlined instructional approaches on and off-line that are culturally responsive and trauma-informed and that support teachers in engaging students as community researchers and digital and arts-based producers.
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Edmodo – On-line teaching platform with demos to walk you through how to use the platform
Edmodo Demo Pointers - From Edmodo for Distance Learning & Distance Learning Schedules and Assignment Workflow
Schedule for Communication & Learning
Group Norms and Digital citizenship
Other Edmodo Features
Edmodo Live Video Conferencing Suggestions
Digital Platforms for Live Video Conferencing (these can be recorded and shared later)
Edmodo Recorded Screencast Suggestions
Edmodo Suggestions for Digital Platforms for Screencasts
Video Hosting Sites – where you can upload videos
Filming tips from Edmodo
Preparing to Create Videos – from Edmodo
Edmodo Other Helpful Video Recording Platforms – where teacher videos can be paused, students can insert questions; teachers can do voice-overs in a different language, etc.
Creating a Facebook Group
Cool Cat Teacher with Alice Keeler – Google Classroom Bootcamp Short Version
Cool Cat Livestream Facebook – Google Classroom Bootcamp Long Version
Alice Keeler – More Google Classroom Resources
Google Drive: Facilitating Collaboration and Authentic Community Beyond the Classroom
Jennifer S. Dail & Anete Vasquez
Reconsidering Student Inquiry through Digital Narrative Nonfiction,
Fawn Canady and Troy Hicks
Redesigning Peer Response as Conversation
Uninterrupted and On Their Own: Audio Reflections in the Writing Classroom
Marissa E. King and Karen Sheriff LeVan
The Best Parent and Teacher Teaching Guide
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