I wanted to take a quick moment to share some resources & tutorials that I’ve created to hopefully help teachers who have recently moved to a #RemoteLearning environment. My focus is to share tools that can help our students stay connected to one another and to us, their teacher. I have taught in a purely online setting for a number of years, so I have a lot of strategies that I can share. That being said, I do not want to suggest that this urgent need to move our face-to-face courses to remote learning environments can compare, in any way, to the online course I taught. That being said, I will do my best to share out things that I think might help in this time of need. Learning online does not mean learning in isolation. And I hope that some of the resources below will help you infuse edtech tools that will allow for continued peer-to-peer learning, conversation (both synchronous & asynchronous), and communication.
- I teamed up with Nate Ridgway to compile video tutorials I had created into an ebook emphasizing how to get started with Edpuzzle, Pear Deck, Flipgrid, and Hyperdocs to make learning active, even in a remote environment: bit.ly/flippedebook
- I teamed up with Pear Deck to offer a Webinar — Using Pear Deck + Zoom to Make Learning Active in a #RemoteLearning or Online Class. Here is a recording: https://youtu.be/1JLkhSGeo78
- Here is a blog post I worked up with embedded video tutorials: Keeping Classrooms Connected with Pear Deck
- Here are some training resources I created to help teachers get up and running with Flipgrid. It also includes some ideas for alternative assessments: Flipgrid Tutorials & Resources
- I shared out some passages from my book, Tech With Heart, with strategies for teaching in an online environment here: https://twitter.com/buddyxo/status/1239008666415759371
- I teamed up with Wacom & Pear Deck to share the tools I use to write on my screen during synchronous class sessions & create interactive learning experiences, even in a remote learning environment. Here is a recording: https://youtu.be/z7YxRGe2nf8
- I teamed up with NGPF & Brian Page to share out some of my top tips in this one-page Emergency ToolKit: Remote Learning (full blog post with Q&A video here)
I hope some of the above will help as you look for ideas & resources. I will continue adding to this list as I come out with more.