- Teachers need to learn how to teach online and facilitate their student’s learning from a distance.
- Parents need to decide how to deal with closed schools and childcare.
- Administrators have the incredible responsibility to make the decision to close a school and then how to deal with the ramifications.
- Students need to make decisions about how to remain positive and change their learning methods from in the classroom to online. This may not be much of a change for some, but it will be a unique experience for most.
Support for Teachers
An Emergency Guide (of sorts) to Getting This Week’s Class Online in About an Hour (or so)
Concise description of plans for developing Course Content, Activity Creation, and Course Communications. Matt Crosslin’s instructions are practical and useful. Provides a variety of useful links too. Must Read.
Preparing for Just-in-Time Remote Teaching/Learning
Dr. Jon Becker provides fundamental ideas and suggestions for developing a productive mindset when working with your students after you have transitioned to online classes. He provides useful insight.
The COVID-19 Online Pivot (Higher Education)
Martin Weller shares some resources of institutions that provide models and suggestions for making the move to online learning.
Teaching in the Context of COVID-19 (Higher Education)
provide a rich collection of resources for making the move and succeeding with online learning. Includes resources to 1) help you understand COVID-19, 2) assist in Teaching Online, 3) support you in developing/using various tools for online learning, and 4) decide which assignments to consider.
Questions to Ask Students about Resources, Expectations, and Needs for Succeeding in Online Learning (Higher Education)
A dozen questions you might use in a questionnaire to learn about your students’ situations and needs. Even if you don’t use these questions, they make you think about aspects that you may not have considered.
Tips and Tricks for Using Zoom Successfully in Your Online Learning Class (Twitter Thread)
Dr. Ryan Straight provides 29 suggestions (in no particular order) for using Zoom in your online courses. This Twitter thread even links to other threads that will deepen your understanding.
Step-by-Step Guide to Using Zoom
Lucy Gray created this guide for her school today and is sharing it with the rest of the world. Zoom is by far the best video conferencing tool for schools. Review this and engage with Zoom. Thanks, Lucy.
Support for Administrators
Support for Parents
Support for Students
8 Strategies for Getting the Most Out of an Online Class (Higher Education, High School)
These strategies are written for the college student, but they are just as applicable for high school students. It stresses self-discipline and addressing this class the same way you would approach a face-to-face class.
How to Make the Most of Online Courses (Higher Education) (Video)
Practical suggestions for succeeding online. Many of these plans would be productive in any face-to-face as well. Divides the strategy into Clarify Your Goals, Use Dedicated Time and Space, Use a Study Buddy, and Reflect on the Process. Uses Sketchnoting for video impact. This is a MUST WATCH.
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