Digital Teaching Strategies
A List of Online Teaching Strategies(Click/Tap to View)
Discover, Discuss, Demonstrate: Using Inquiry-Based Learning to Keep Students Engaged | Edutopia | January 25, 2021 - The 3 Ds learning model is designed to facilitate deeper learning and increase student motivation during synchronous or asynchronous teaching/learning.
Food For Thought: Agency in the time of COVID - Here is a thoughtful and engaging blog by Taryn Bond Clegg on agency and remote learning.
Teaching in the Concurrent Classroom: 4 Strategies to Make It Work Webinar with Catlin Tucker and A.J. Juliani for helpful tips when teaching Blended & Online Learning.
Creating an Inviting Virtual Math Classroom [Edutopia] Focusing on connections—both conceptual and interpersonal—helps teachers work well together to create engaging math work for students.
Keeping Story Time Alive in the Pandemic [Edutopia] Story time is a powerful tool for helping preschool and elementary kids and their families feel connected during distance learning.
6 Ways Teachers Continue to Promote Student Voice This Year [Edutopia} In distance and hybrid learning, elementary teachers are finding it more important than ever to build lessons centered on students’ active involvement.
COVID-19: 10 Steps for Transferring Your Course Online [World Economic Forum]
Let the children play: 4 reasons why play is vital during the coronavirus [The Conversation] Upending the tightly scheduled days of parents and children has provided more time for an activity that allows children to flourish: play.
A 5-Step Guide to Making Your Own Instructional Videos [Edutopia] Replacing your lectures with self-made videos can boost students’ engagement and free you up to work with them directly.
Creativity benefits from constraints… [What Ed Said] One can drown in the ocean of views on remote learning, examples of schedules, suggested activities, tools and platforms, ways of staying connected, tips for being mindful, advice for checking in with children, etc etc. Stepping away from it all gives me time and space to be creative and generate ideas.
3 Tips for Humanizing Digital Pedagogy [Edutopia] Social Connection: An elementary teacher who has worked for an edtech start-up argues that it’s important now—with teachers and students working separately—to promote reflection and social connection as tools for learning.
A Call for Teaching Ideas to Share in These Times [IB Matters] A Podcast asking for listeners to share what they find to be the most compelling practices and sources of information for teachers.
Teaching Through a Pandemic: A Mindset for This Moment [Edutopia] Coping Strategies: Hundreds of teachers, many of them operating in countries where teach-from-home has been in place for weeks, weigh in on the mental approach you need to stay grounded in this difficult time.
Modeling E-Learning (distance learning in the era of COVID-19) [Blog by Sara Van Der Werf] post is for both PARENTS and for EDUCATORS who are entering a new reality – that of our children and students learning from home.
Why Learning at Home Should Be More Self-Directed—and Less Structured [Edutopia] Learner Agency: On March 18, 2020, Simone Kern tweeted that simply “recreating schools at home” passes up a golden opportunity to engage kids in authentic, self-directed learning.
7 Ways to Maintain Relationships During Your School Closure [Edutopia] Social Emotional: Suddenly, you’re not in the same physical space as your students. Teachers were asked to share strategies for maintaining relationships—both peer-to-peer and student-teacher—when everything’s gone remote.
Using Smartphones to Support Learning in Nature [Edutopia] Technology: Technology, used appropriately, can be a tool for thoughtful observation, enhancing students' interactions with the natural world.
New Strategies in Special Education as Kids Learn From Home [Edutopia] Special Education: In special education, teachers say that schedules, sensory supports, and close collaboration with families can help smooth the transition to remote learning during coronavirus.
Virtual Learning Resources
Making Effective Videos
A Conceptual Teaching Framework for Online Learning
IB Matters talks to Julie Stern and two members of her training team, Trevor Aleo and Kayla Duncan. They recently published an Online Learning Template for teaching online that ensures teachers consider a conceptual framework when using distance learning. They walk you through the template and also share many great ways to think about effective teaching and learning as we experiment with new ways to teach in the coming weeks during the COVID-19 Virus outbreak.
Links from the podcast (Be sure to check out the blog!)
Socials: Twitter: @JulieHStern @MrsKaylaDuncan @MrAleosays
Books and other resources
Dr. Catlin Tucker is a bestselling author, course creator, international trainer, and keynote speaker.
She is passionate about blending the best aspects of online and offline learning to actively engage students and shift them to the center of learning.
A frequently sought after consultant for blended and online learning, Catlin earned her doctorate in learning technologies at Pepperdine University.
Catlin has written a series of bestselling books on blended learning, which include Balance With Blended Learning, Blended Learning In Action , Power Up Blended Learning, and Blended Learning In Grades 4-12 .
She is active on Twitter @Catlin_Tucker.
The Stenhouse Blog: A conversation with Whitney La Rocca
In this episode educator, author, and parent, Whitney La Rocca talks about how she is adjusting to remote learning, social distancing, and homeschooling—all while trying to stay positive and connected, but also giving herself permission to lament her pre-COVID routine.