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 are transitioning to online teaching
You want to increase engagement in your existing online classes.
In the first section of this course, you will learn about organization of online tools and information. I will show you how to keep everything for your course easily accessible to students. At the same time, you will be able to embed amazing tools for your students to use, for free!
(Added in September, 2020) Using Google Sites to Deliver Organized Online Courses.
How to Use Flipgrid for engagement between classes.
How to embed websites/tools into Google sites by copying and pasting.
In the second section, you will learn how to plan for objective-based lessons, including using the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model. Then, you will move onto Zoom Videoconferencing and see examples of the uses of different features available to you. This includes:
And you will also get a tour of popular free resources which can be used for collaboration in distance education.
Tours and Expeditions
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.
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!
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.
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.