The impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on schools is on everyone’s mind right now. I’ve had lots of people email and Tweet me in the last ten days asking about ideas and resources for teaching online if their schools are closed due to the virus.
Last week I spent about ten minutes offering some suggestions on my podcast and I wrote a blog post with some suggestions for teaching remotely. That blog post was popular and I got a lot of requests for making it into a PDF for easy printing. That’s exactly what I’ve done.
Tips and Tools for Teaching Remotely is broken into four sections. Those sections are Tips for Giving Live Online Instruction, Tips for Giving Recorded Online Instruction, Tools for Hosting Live Online Instruction, and Tools for Creating Recorded Video Lessons. Within the handout (available here as a Google Doc and as a PDF embedded below) I’ve included links to tutorials like this one for using Google Hangouts Meet and this one for using Zoom to host live online instruction. The handout also includes some reminders like “remember to put your webcam at eye level or higher so students aren’t looking up your nose for an hour.”
I hope that you find this handout helpful and I encourage you to share it with your colleagues as needed by either printing it, emailing it, or posting it on your school’s website.
Classroom Podcasting 101
Join me on Tuesday for a webinar titled Classroom Podcasting 101. In the webinar you’ll learn the nuts and bolts of producing podcasts as well as get some tips for engaging students and their parents in the process.