Whether we are virtual, face-to-face, or hybrid, how we design and package learning opportunities can impact student engagement. Today's post is not about resources but more about a time to reflect on how we are designing lessons to have the biggest impact on student learning.
"Research shows that less teaching plus more feedback is the key
In Visible Learning, John Hattie notes that feedback is “one of the most powerful influences on learning and achievement”. If we are looking for ways to help students develop as learners, focused, formative feedback is crucial. Feedback is a powerful practice that can connect us with our students in a positive helpful way. There are several ways for providing focused feedback. We have categorized them into Audio, Text, and Video and listed ideas for each.
"No time to give and use feedback" actually means
Netiquette = net + etiquette refers to the rules of behavior while online. It is important for students to understand and practice communicating using guidelines that have them answering "Is it... Positive? Accurate? Useful? Supportive? Ethical? Help your students evaluate their online correspondence by providing them with our P.A.U.S.E. Before Posting - A Decision Maker for Online Communication.
Highlights of our discussion with special guest, Sarah Clark.
My name is Sarah Clark and I’m a Savannah transplant with SoCal roots (by way of Indiana, North Carolina, and Virginia in between!). I've got over a decade of family engagement, volunteer facilitation, and community involvement experience. I've trained for the United States Navy as an Ombudsman and Certified Ombudsman Trainer, but also worked heavily with family and community engagement efforts in Virginia and Georgia public schools as a volunteer. I now serve as the Family Engagement Facilitator for Pooler Elementary School.
Welcome, Tiana Keels!
Episode 13 focuses on the remote learning experiences from the perspective of our guest, Tiana Keels, Academic Coach of The School of Humanities in Savannah, Georgia.
Tiana Keels was the winner of our 1st Anniversary Give-A-Way which included several techie prizes, one of which was a guest spot on episode 13. We are interested to reflect with Tiana on the remote learning experiences that impacted the students and teachers in her urban community during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Welcome back to Season 3 and Episode 11! We have been away from the recording studio for several weeks due to the Covid 19 Outbreak and today are excited to be recording our session from home. Thank you Zach and Asha for your production work behind the scenes. In this episode, we are focusing on the Pear Deck add-on available for Google Slides and Microsoft PowerPoint. Many educators and presenters in the business world share their content using Slides and PowerPoint which certainly helps by providing supporting visuals, charts, and text. The thing is - the audience is passively receiving the information with barely any interaction with the presenter. Yes, laughs, nods, and gasps count as interaction - but there is no interaction with the speaker in terms of questions, comments, agreements, and other responses.
Digital learners of all ages, students, teachers, parents can and dare we say, SHOULD extend the power of their Chrome browser by installing Extensions from the Chrome Web Store. In today’s episode, we are sharing our favorite extensions that fall into 4 categories: accessibility, productivity, creativity, and presentation. We challenge you to explore our top 20 extensions and even share your favorites and add to the collection.
There are many options for cloud storage but if you are a G Suite user, Google Drive should be your go to. Google Drive is of course your cloud storage but to make full use of your drive while keeping it organized, there are some tips and tricks that can help. Welcome to episode 9 of Somethin’ to Tech About where we are discuss ways for making Google Drive even better than it already is!