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In the educational shift to adapt for "social distancing" in the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers and faculty are having to quickly jump into a learn learning ecosystem with planning and development needed to truly have an 'online class'.
If you enjoy this video and learn something to support your Remote Learning endeavors, please share with your campus, district, university or organization leadership. This session covered the basics for connecting with learners through Zoom.
Do you have questions about how to support your children during the pandemic and social distancing? Dr. Jennifer Smolka has been an online educator for 25 years and will share technology, strategies, and resources for you to support your child in the coming weeks.
Perhaps the most important thing that you can do as a teacher during this time of world-wide crisis is to maintain a human connection with the children and adults ... the learners ... who have come to call you home.
Seeing the compassion in your face and hearing the calmness of your voice will provide a relief to them. At the beginning, do not worry as much about WHAT you will teach. Instead focus on building your new digital learning experience.
Let the students play with the tools, write on the whiteboard, create and share funny videos. Focus on the connection. The rest will fall into place as you both learn how to teach and learn without being in a classroom with walls.
Once both you and your learners are comfortable, begin adding layers of curriculum, engagement, and tools to reach your learning outcomes. But for the first online video conference, just BE.
Be who you are. Be the teacher they love.
Distance Learning Pedagogy
Zoom & Video Conferencing
Canvas & LMS
Badges & Gamification