How to Engage Students Online
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How to Engage Students Online

A Crash Course for Teachers
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3.7 (46 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
3,048 students enrolled
Created by Sara Tyler
Last updated 7/2020
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 15 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will to be able to describe the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model and adapt it to your subject.
  • You will be introduced to the tools features available in Zoom.
  • You will learn how to use popular tools, apps and/or websites to engage online students.
Requirements
  • Students should have in-person/online teaching experience.
  • Students should have knowledge of popular teaching strategies.
  • Students need to have a laptop computer and/or tablet/smartphone to use the featured in this course.
  • Students need to have an iPad to use the tools featured in the bonus section.
Description

Do you have to teach online in just a few weeks? Are you pressed for time when it comes to training because of your own family obligations?

Then, NOW is the time to take this crash course!

I want to show you the best tricks to engaging your students online, as quickly as possible. Because I am in the same situation with small children at home.

This course is designed for impact, not duration.

Is this course for you?

  • You will benefit the most from this course if you are already a teacher and:

  • You will teach online in the fall.

  • You want to transition to online teaching.

  • You want to increase engagement in your existing online classes.

  • But. most importantly, you don´t have time to waste!

Topics

In this course, you will learn about:

  1. The Gradual Release of Responsibility Model

  2. Zoom Features, such as:

  • Screen sharing

  • Annotation

  • Virtual Backgrounds

  • Breakout Rooms

  • Remote Control

3. Popular Online Tools, such as:

  • Google Slides

  • Tours and Expeditions

  • Flipgrid

OUTCOMES

This crash course will show you how to:

  • Simplify your lesson planning.

  • Plan lessons for performance objectives.

  • Understand the features that Zoom offers.

  • Utilize the tools in online classes.

  • Increase participation from your students.

  • Provide the opportunity to collaborate in an online environment.

  • Combine Zoom with popular online tools.

  • Work asynchronously or in real time with students.

  • Provide meaningful and personalized feedback through technology.

  • Save time by using already made materials.

Bonuses

  • Videos that demonstrate the use of the tools.

  • A template to help you lesson plan on the go.

  • Downloadable resources that overview each tool.

  • Descriptions that help you prioritize the tools that will work for your subject.

  • Examples of possible uses.

  • Explanations of how educators can use and adapt the tools.

  • Accommodation options to meet all students´ needs.

  • An additional section of resources just for the teacher.

  • An experienced online instructor who wants to help you!

Technical Requirements

You need a computer and/or tablet/smartphone. Having all three is ideal, but not necessary!

You don´t need advanced computer knowledge. Many of the activities can be done with a tablet and a stylus, making it an easier transition for new online teachers.

Note: For the bonus material, you do need an iPad.

Results

These are the same tools that I use in my online classes to keep students engaged, interested, and having fun, while they learn! I´ve taught thousands of online students since 2014 and have a high retention rate because of the teaching strategies and tools that you will see in this course.

Who this course is for:
  • Classroom teachers who will begin teaching online this semester.
  • Existing teachers who need to learn the basics of online teaching immediately.
  • Existing teachers who want to engage their students better while online.
Course content
Expand all 34 lectures 01:25:42
+ Introduction
2 lectures 02:25

*Important: Don’t forget to download the attached resource which overviews in detail all of the sections and contains lesson planning templates.

Watch the introduction video so that you understand what you will learn in the course and how it will benefit you.

Preview 01:04

Download the entire ebook for this course here.

It contains:

  • Overviews of each tool/resource.

  • Examples of how students can use them.

  • How teachers can adapt or control the materials.

  • Ways to accommodate learners.

  • Possible barriers / technology needed.

  • Cost (if any)

  • Links for more information or examples.

In addition, you will find a lesson planning template to assist you with ideas for online activities.

You can also see the individual sections as you go, attached to the appropriate lecture.

Preview 01:21
+ Lesson Planning for Online Classes
4 lectures 12:19

Watch the introduction video to understand why this approach to lesson planning will benefit you during this transition. Read the attached resource for an overview of the benefits to this strategy,

Introduction
01:17

Watch this video to see the benefits of this strategy, as outlined in the course eBook.

Overview: 4 Step Lesson Planning
02:03

Watch the video to learn about the GRR Model and how it is implemented. Download the attached resources for a quick reference and a lesson planning template.

Preview 05:26

Watch this video for an example of how to use the lesson plan template in your course materials.

Lesson Plan Template Example
03:33
+ What Zoom Can Do
14 lectures 30:13

Watch the introduction video to understand why Zoom is the focus of this next section.

Preview 00:47

Watch the video for an overview of Zoom. and the features it has to offer.

You will find examples and downloaded resources as you go.

Zoom Features
03:32

Watch the video to learn more about the tool.

Overview: Screen Sharing
03:00

The screen sharing option that is included in Zoom lets you show students what is on your computer´s, or other devices´, screen. This can include materials, videos, APPS, games, and much more.

Watch the example video to see how it can be used in online lessons. You will learn more about the tool used in the example in part 3 of the course.

Download the attached resource for an overview of the tool.

Screen Sharing Example
02:13

Watch the video to learn more about the tool.

Overview: Whiteboard
03:25

The whiteboard that is included in Zoom serves much like the physical whiteboard in a classroom.

Watch the example video to see how it can be used in online lessons.

Download the attached resource for an overview of the tool.

Whiteboard Example
00:51
Overview: Annotation
03:32

The annotation feature in Zoom allows students (or the instructor) to write over the screen that is being shared. It is often combined with screen sharing or the whiteboard tool.

Watch the example video to see how it can be used in online lessons.

Download the attached resource for an overview of the tool.

Preview 00:54

Watch the video to learn more about the tool.

Overview: Virtual Background
03:22

The virtual background tool allows participants to use pictures and videos as their backgrounds, with or without a green screen.

Watch the example video to see how it can be used in online lessons.

Download the attached resource for an overview of the tool.

Video Virtual Background Example
00:31

Watch the video to learn more about the tool.

Overview: Breakout Rooms
05:05

Download the resource for a detailed overview of this feature.

The breakout rooms allow teachers to separate participants into smaller groups, or pairs, during the video call. Download the attached resource for an overview of the tool.

Breakout Rooms
00:00
Overview: Remote Control
03:01

Download the resource for a detailed overview of this feature.

The remote control feature allows teachers to give control of their keyboard and mouse to individual participants.


Remote Control
00:00
+ Popular Online Tools for Engagement
11 lectures 33:27

In this section, you will see a number of resources that you may be able to use in your online classes. Make sure to download the attached resources for an overview of the possible uses for each one.

Introduction
01:56
Overview: Google Slides
05:09

Google Slides is my choice for collaboration in real time, and monitoring groups of students.

Watch the video for an example of how to use it in online classes.

Download the attached resource for an overview of the tool.

Preview 04:52

Watch the video to see an example of use in an online, group class.

Slides Collaboration During a Group Class
01:44

Watch the video to see an example of a hands-on drag and drop activity in Google Slides.

Slides Drag and Drop Example
01:20
Overview: Tours/Expeditions
03:34

Google Expedition is an APP that lets students access tours, arts and culture, and AR and VR experiences for free.

Watch the video for an explanation and examples.

Download the attached resource for an overview of the tool.

Expeditions / Cardboard VR Viewer
01:47

Watch the example video to see how a trip to the Mayan Ruins in Mexico can be screen shared through Zoom. This video also combines annotation with the tour through the Zoom software.

Preview 03:56

Watch the example video to see how a trip to the San Diego Zoo can be screen shared through Zoom.

Tours and Expeditions: San Diego Zoo
02:13
Overview: Flipgrid
05:53

FlipGrid is a tool that allows students to create video responses to assignments.

Watch the video to see how it can be used in online classes. There are also 2 links to example grids that you can observe.

Download the attached resource for an overview of the tool.

FlipGrid
01:03
+ Bonus: Time-Saving Tools for Educators
3 lectures 07:18

Explain Everything is an explainer video program which allows your to create whiteboard videos, while you add videos, pictures, sound, and drawings, etc. They have free and paid plans. The Explain Everything EDU APP (featured in the videos) costs $14.99 for lifetime use.

Explain Everything EDU
05:07

Nebo is a time-saving APP which can be used as a virtual whiteboard (with screen sharing), but it also changes your handwriting into text which can be copied and pasted into other documents.

Nebo
01:19

Thank you for taking this course. Please leave any questions or feedback so I continue to improve it for you and all the future students.

Conclusion
00:52