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Two Ideas to Enable Students to Engage and Retain a Virtual Lesson. Just add blank slides: a simple remote teaching idea. Teachers who are looking for ways to adapt some existing teaching materials for the purpose of remote teaching or online learning might be able to use these simple steps as a quick and easy alternative.

Just add blank slides: a simple remote teaching idea

Here’s the idea: access the slides you usually use for a topic/lesson;insert blank slides between all or most of your slides (insert a slide when you would usually ask the class a question out loud, or use some other kind of face to face “check for understanding” technique);send the slides as is to students (via google classroom, etc.). It’s important that students get their “own” copy of the slides that they can write on (your LMS should be able to do this for you). The slides can be sent along with a screencast of you talking through the slides (for asynchronous teaching) or to go along with your “live” remote teaching via Zoom, etc. The goal = “force” (or at least increase the likelihood) students to reflect on what they are learning from the slides in the presentation.

9 Ways Online Teaching Should be Different from Face-to-Face. What will the Fall look like for schools? Teach from Home. Safely Reopening School After a Pandemic, is it Possible? - PikMyKid. Reopening School in a post-pandemic world is a tricky subject.

Safely Reopening School After a Pandemic, is it Possible? - PikMyKid

In the past few weeks, we’ve learned that it is nearly impossible for anyone to conduct crisis schooling at a level that’s anywhere near what instruction was like in a normal classroom. It doesn’t matter if you’re a parent, teacher, student, or the principal trying to manage everything. Crisis and distance learning is not the same as classroom instruction. But, it’s become the reality for more than a billion children around the world. Some of them are thriving. 11 ways to enhance digital reading in the classroom. While printed books aren’t going away, today’s kids are wired to think digital first.

11 ways to enhance digital reading in the classroom

Combined with a growing number of ways for teachers, students and authors to interact online, digital reading is allowing students to connect with content on a deeper level. In their recent online presentation, “The Transformative Power of Digital Reading,” Michelle Luhtala, the library department chair at the New Canaan High School in Connecticut, and Jane Lofton, a retired teacher librarian, shared tools and strategies for effective engagement with digital sources. The first step to effectively using digital reading is for teachers to embrace social reading, the presenters said.

How Will We Return to School? Curriculum Choices in the Face of COVID19 - Learning Personalized. By Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Allison Zmuda First in a Four-Part Series on Transition* In the midst of wide-ranging, remote learning efforts during this initial triage phase of the COVID19 crisis, there is a clarion call emerging: What do we do next?

How Will We Return to School? Curriculum Choices in the Face of COVID19 - Learning Personalized

The impact of a summer vacation may seem to provide some relief but will likely prove problematic. NY Daily News. Best social media mockup #templates to create customizable #mockups in minutes. #mockuptemplates #socialmediamockup. A Trauma-Informed Approach to Teaching Through Coronavirus. Questions and Answers about Special Education after OSERS and NDE’s “Continuity of Learning” Guidance During COVID-19 Closure — KSB School Law. It’s been 3 weeks.

Questions and Answers about Special Education after OSERS and NDE’s “Continuity of Learning” Guidance During COVID-19 Closure — KSB School Law

Let’s have some straight talk. The terms “enrichment,” “educational services,” “continuity of learning,” and many others are melting your brains at this point. You and your staff just want to know: “How can we best serve students while complying with our legal, ethical, and moral convictions?” The difficulty in answering that question is compounded by the fact that most state and federal leaders have said they expect schools to remain closed for the remainder of the school year, or longer. As schools come to terms with the fact that they will not be back in session for the fourth quarter, educators are fighting their instincts to hustle and provide educational services, while recognizing their obligations to all students.

So, what exactly are “enrichment” activities compared to “educational services” that trigger our FAPE obligations? Good question! The first set of guidance from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) was clear: Yes, IF: To Grade or Not to Grade? During Coronavirus, That Is The Question.

Crises tend to insert new words into our lexicon.

To Grade or Not to Grade? During Coronavirus, That Is The Question

For educators in the era of coronavirus, one such term is “continuity.” It’s become both a strategy and a rallying cry as classrooms darken and instruction shifts online. Except—striving for continuity may be a bit delusional right now. Or it may be an effort that betrays misplaced priorities. That’s the view of Jesse Stommel, a digital learning fellow and senior lecturer at the University of Mary Washington. We. Are. Faaaaamily! The Families First Coronavirus Response Act and Public Schools/ESUs — KSB School Law. This past Wednesday night (March 18), President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act into law.

We. Are. Faaaaamily! The Families First Coronavirus Response Act and Public Schools/ESUs — KSB School Law

You’ve been hearing about it since the House passed its version last Saturday. Now, it’s cleared the Senate and the President’s desk. This post covers the high points of the new law, but understand from the start that at this point there are more questions than answers on how exactly it will impact schools and ESUs specifically. Technically the law becomes effective April 2, 2020. The Department of Labor also has until then to issue clarifying guidance. The Act creates two new types of employer-paid leave: (1) emergency paid sick leave, and (2) emergency family and medical leave. Providing Learning Continuity During School Closures. Dear Educators, In response to many of our schools and districts closing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we want to reassure you that we’re here to support you and your school community in every way we can.

Providing Learning Continuity During School Closures

Here's what we are doing: If you’re not a current GoGuardian customer, we’re offering free, full-functional access to GoGuardian’s entire suite of tools through the end of the school year. This includes at-home web filtering, classroom management, device management, and student safety tools to support you as you transition to remote learning. New users can deploy in as little as 15 minutes. Pbslearningmedia. How to maintain your mental health while working from home. Best Math Websites for the Classroom, As Chosen by Teachers. Learning math online isn’t always easy!

Best Math Websites for the Classroom, As Chosen by Teachers

Luckily there are some great math websites for teaching math virtually. We’ve gathered a list of teacher-approved sites that includes resources, games, freebies, and innovative programs for teaching math. Here are the best math websites, according to teachers. You Say You Want a RESOLUTION, Well, You Know! School Board Resolution, Authority, and Considerations under COVID-19 — KSB School Law. All of KSB’s guidance, sample documents, and links to key agency guidance can be found here, at our dedicated COVID-19 page: ksbschoollaw.com/covid19 We’ve had many requests for the webinar recording, which you can access directly from our COVID-19 site, or by following this link: KSB COVID-19 WEBINAR During KSB’s impromptu COVID-19 webinar on Friday, March 13, 2020, we proposed to circulate a sample resolution which would give the superintendent the authority to take non-discretionary actions in the event of a possible disclosure.

You Say You Want a RESOLUTION, Well, You Know! School Board Resolution, Authority, and Considerations under COVID-19 — KSB School Law