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Ideas for teaching online
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Dear Members,

Many of you have recently found out that you are now required to teach online. Many institutions have an online Learning Management System (LMS) such as blackboard and in our case SAKAI. Even if you don't have access to these platforms you can still try some of the following tips from Dr. Jane Bonbright, Director of NDEO Online Professional Development Institute (OPDI).

Resources Needed:

* computer

* internet access

* emails for all participants

* YouTube (preferably a personal account for invited students and teacher) 

* Smartphone or available recording equipment with audio


Various Tools and Process:

Make PDFs of readings. handouts, and adaptable teaching materials needed in a lesson plan.

* Convert adaptable lessons into PowerPoint presentations and, if you are facille with technology, do voice-over PPs, and

* Videotape and record teaching sessions using a smartphone or other recording equipment available to you.

* Follow directions for uploading your videos to YouTube at:          

* Make note of all links used in each teaching session. When ready for that teaching section, forward links to the videos to students.

* Use email to communicate with students and for them to communicate with you. You can send group and individual emails as circumstances dictate. For example, you might use group emails to send announcements, assignments, video links, and attachments to the entire class and use individual emails to provide feedback to students on their work.

* Students can respond to you using a computer and attachments; or use smartphones to record and send videos back demonstrating movement phrases or oral reports via YouTube, using the same YouTube instructions.

* Student's written assignments can be sent via email as attachments back to the teacher.

* You can also ask students to provide feedback to peers by having students observe the work of others on YouTube and send written feedback via email directly to the respective student(s), copying the teacher so you are aware of their participation and response. 

* You can grade and return assignments to individuals with written comments sent as attachments as well.

* You can simplify the process or make as complex as your teaching age group allows.


Hope this helps. Have fun with it and be creative. Students may be excited to learn differently. 


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