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Online Education - Parent Backlash

Apr 13, 2020 jjamison
Online Education - Parent Backlash

  School districts countrywide are learning their own lessons right now, all about distance learning. A fluid situation for most, messy for some, nonexistent for others — no matter what each district learns right now, it will have a lasting impact on the future of online education. “It is certainly complex,” says Michael Horn, a co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive…

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6 Tips for Teaching Remotely Over the Long Haul of the Coronavirus

Apr 13, 2020 jjamison
6 Tips for Teaching Remotely Over the Long Haul of the Coronavirus

By Mark Lieberman on April 10, 2020 11:35 AM Most educators in the United States are still adjusting to the reality that they'll be spending at least the next couple months teaching their students remotely. Schools in east Asia, where the COVID-19 outbreak began late last year, have gotten a head start because most schools have already been closed since early February. Much of the discussion…

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Supporting Teachers in a Time of Change - Suggested Resources

Apr 08, 2020 jjamison

Now is the time to start collaborating with colleagues. You can start by putting together next week’s schedule. When will you meet online with students? If you share students with multiply teachers, you should coordinate your times to not overwhelm your students. Remember the district guidelines for hours spent each week. Once you have a schedule, you can start filling in the lessons for the week …

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John Spencer - Online Pro-D

Apr 07, 2020 jjamison
John Spencer - Online Pro-D

Online Courses and Webinars If you enjoy the free articles, podcasts, and videos on design thinking, project-based learning, and creativity, you might want to take a deeper dive with my online courses, where I share tools and strategies you can use next week. Not sure yet? Try a shorter on-demand webinar. If you’re curious about having me provide a workshop or keynote, please fill out the form at…

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John Spencer - resources and ideas

Apr 07, 2020 jjamison
John Spencer - resources and ideas

The following is a high-interest maker activity and writing prompt that students can do as they work in distance learning teams. Feel free to upload the prompt to an LMS (such as Google Classroom). You can watch the video below on YouTube and click "like" if you find it useful. You can also download it here. Transcript: You need to design a sport that people can play together even when they are…

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