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Making Students’ Learning Visible with Jamboard. Teaching and learning during the pandemic has catapulted everyone in education into a brand new world of tech-based pedagogy.

Making Students’ Learning Visible with Jamboard

Encouraging students to talk with each other about academic content can be difficult on an average day, but it is a major undertaking during distance learning. Digital whiteboards give students, at all proficiency levels, the opportunity to show their understanding, defend their answers, listen to their peers, and most importantly, reflect on their next steps in the learning process whether they are face-to-face, hybrid, or 100% virtual. There are dozens of digital whiteboards that have been developed over the last year. Although they serve the same purpose, they each have specific tools that support the educational community in a different way. Planning for Math Remediation. This article was originally published on the Match Fishtank blog and was reprinted here with permission.

Planning for Math Remediation

The original post can be accessed here. Match Fishtank is a free, standards-aligned curriculum developed and curated by educators. How to Shape Student Confidence in Math, No Matter the Environment. 1) Describe the precautions you have put in place to protect the safety of your educators and students?

How to Shape Student Confidence in Math, No Matter the Environment

From a district perspective, we have listened to the guidance of health professionals and scientists about the appropriate protocols and precautions that you need to observe to keep both students and teachers safe. And then taking that under advisement, we have been resisting some pressures to come back prematurely. Kids Are Behind in Math Because of COVID-19. Here’s What Research Says Could Help. A Crash Course in Digital Instruction. Twitter. Twitter. Twitter. Twitter. Twitter. Amplifying Student Voices During Distance Learning. The last third of the kindergarten year is a magic coalescence of reading, writing, and problem-solving as you see these wiggly kiddos launching toward first grade.

Amplifying Student Voices During Distance Learning

@MrsNewell22 @MakeMathMoments @NCTM Giving (lots of) time to explore and play with the tool before I ask them to use w/ specific purpose. I’ve been making it part of Monday asynchronous work: here’s the link, mess around and figure out how it works, creat. Twitter. For safety's sake, if schools must reopen, do the following at a minimum. Gerard Bossard is a public high school teacher and freelance writer.

For safety's sake, if schools must reopen, do the following at a minimum

Douglas Rothman is a professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering at Yale University. He is performing research on COVID-19. Recently we published an article designed for parents and educators entitled, “2020 School Year: The Most Dangerous COVID Spreader of All.” In it, we predicted that schools would form an ideal environment for the virus to spread. 5 Research-Backed Tips to Improve Your Online Teaching Presence. “In all forms of distance teaching, the ability to humanize the relationship with distant learners is important,” Moore writes in Distance Education: A Systems View of Online Learning, echoing the conclusions of other visionaries in the field, like Khan Academy founder Salman Khan.

5 Research-Backed Tips to Improve Your Online Teaching Presence

While teachers new to online instruction may focus on delivering content—a sensible first step given the abrupt shift forced by the pandemic—it’s also important to get familiar with your tech tools so that you can connect with your students, build trust, organize your virtual classroom for ease of use, and ensure that your technology is serving human-centered ends. Doing that will improve a key facet of your virtual classroom: your teaching presence. “With separation there is a psychological and communications space to be crossed,” Moore writes in a 1997 essay. To close that gap, it takes more than an engaging speaking style. In fact, some of the changes to your approach may be unexpected.

Shifting to Online Learning—in the Classroom. 11 Teacher-Recommended PreK-12 Math Apps and Online Tools. For some math teachers, digital tools that help students visualize math concepts like Desmos or websites that encourage mathematical discussion like Fraction Talks were already a part of their repertoire before the pandemic.

11 Teacher-Recommended PreK-12 Math Apps and Online Tools

But for other teachers, remote learning pushed them to explore math apps and online resources for the first time. We spoke to hundreds of educators and sifted through more than 500 comments to hear about what math tools they found helpful and unhelpful during remote learning this spring, and which are making the cut to use in the new school year. Math Skills Practice A number of math apps and online tools can help students develop the necessary foundational understanding of arithmetic operations they’ll need as a baseline for more challenging math problems later on, math teachers told us. Twitter. Twitter.

GRADES 4-5 MATHEMATICS Asynchronous Now & Later Homework: WEEK of 9/14-9/18. Twitter. Twitter. TUTORIALS ALL #TECHGRIT - Google Slides. How to Align Your LMS With the Science of Learning. Distance learning has brought many changes to our daily practice and made many of us feel like rookie teachers all over again.

How to Align Your LMS With the Science of Learning

I personally feel like my hard-won, Jedi-teacher skill set has been boxed up and relegated to the storage cupboard, replaced in the online classroom by a newbie version of me. One foundational tech tool that’s been a lifeline during it all, though—a pillar of certainty in an ever-changing school landscape—is my trusty Learning Management System (LMS). Whatever permutations of “school” we face in the coming year, LMSs are destined to play an increasingly significant role. Engaging Students from a Distance - Jessica Strom's Math Collection.

I keep seeing Sara Vanderwerf tell people on Twitter that I have some great thinking on this.

Engaging Students from a Distance - Jessica Strom's Math Collection

So I decided I need to blog about my ideas so that I have something I can share with people. (I do not claim to be the best or know the best for all of this, I am just sharing my ideas).First off, my decisions on how I am teaching, whether in the classroom or from a distance are always founded in the Thinking Classroom. This is a set of elements that were researched and organized by Peter Liljedahl. Since I have built my classroom into a Thinking Classroom, my class has become a student-centered, engaged room that gets kids thinking and motivated to figure things out for themselves while also helping each other. If you are not familiar with the Thinking Classroom, I am sharing my google slides and recording of a presentation I did with MDE and MCTM this summer.

Using Google Slides to Make Virtual Middle and High School Math Classes More Engaging. Many of us will be teaching remotely this fall due to the pandemic.

Using Google Slides to Make Virtual Middle and High School Math Classes More Engaging

How can we ensure that effective mathematics instruction and deep learning will still take place? Using Google Slides is a simple yet versatile way to teach mathematics remotely. Google automatically saves each slide deck, the toolbar is user-friendly, and the decks can be shared (and saved) by students. Giving students access to the slide deck by sharing an editor’s version of the deck link is a necessary first step toward student collaboration. President Donald J. Trump Is Supporting America's Students and Families By Encouraging the Safe Reopening of America's Schools. SUPPORTING SAFE REOPENINGS: President Donald J. Trump is advocating for schools to safely reopen this fall to ensure our Nation’s children receive optimal education and care. By supporting the resumption of in-person schooling, President Trump is standing up for the well-being of American children who need to get back in the classroom and working parents.Children are at an extremely low risk for a serious illness or death from COVID-19, far less than adults and even less than from seasonal influenza.The social costs to children and families of keeping schools closed in terms of harm to children’s wellbeing outweigh the risks presented by the safe reopening of in-person classes.

PUTTING AMERICAN CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FIRST: President Trump’s support to reopen schools is based on science, data, and common sense. GIVING VITAL ASSISTANCE: President Trump is giving all students and educators the tools and resources they need to continue learning and teaching. Teacher. How to Use Games to Build Community in Distance Learning. The COVID-19 pandemic forced students and teachers to change their routines drastically and quickly as they shifted to online learning. They could no longer sit in a circle and read a book, jump up to the front of the classroom to recite a poem, or work with a partner to share a dialogue in a language class. During this extraordinarily complex time, it is important to offer students not only a solid academic experience, but also a place for connection and community, familiarity and consistency, discovery and expression—all virtually.

Weaving games into lesson plans can improve engagement, inspire creativity, and develop content knowledge during a challenging time. Perhaps most important, games bring students together during the time of physical separation. Design for Joy and Movement. Twitter. 9 Ways Online Teaching Should be Different from Face-to-Face. Twitter. Twitter. Twitter. Twitter. Twitter. What Does Good Classroom Design Look Like in the Age of Social Distancing? Where we learn matters. This truth has exploded as we have waded through the realities of emergency remote learning. As a profession, we have honorably pivoted to meet the needs of students, but all of us have experienced the soft spots of our strategy.

We have seen students lack access to technology and Wi-Fi. We have watched as students with additional challenges, including those with physical or learning disabilities, fade from technology-rich learning, and we have even seen our most driven students burn out from the daily grind of hours on video conferences and completing assignments online. Successfully Taking Offline Classes Online. Teachers Are Living in a Tinderbox of Stressful Conditions. These Scientific Approaches Can Help.

Virtual manipulatives - Mathematics and Science in SD#38 (Richmond) Annie Perkins sur Twitter : "Teachers. I beg you. Help me & all of us. We may be distance learning in the fall. If all of the decisions are left up to the grown ups, We. Will. Screw. It. Up. Ask your kids now what THEY want to see in distance learning. Th. How Not to Start Math Class in the Fall – 2020. Thoughts on the Back-to-School Problem – Illustrative Mathematics.

3 Recommendations for Supporting Early Elementary Students Remotely.