Online Classrooms made simple

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This is a simple workshop presentation to give K12 teachers a hands on experience of using an online classroom - with a simple teaching strategy to help them design the learning sequence and understand their role and that of their students in a meta-cognitive approach to extending their classroom interaction - by building and maintaining an online community - using VERY simple tools

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  • 1.Online Classrooms A teaching strategy for the middle years

2. Characteristics Is not a replacement for the classroom! Is a space for teachers and students to collaborate though two way conversation to do things that are too hard to achieve otherwise. Developed to give additional formative assessment and student questions Is more informal than formal 3. Teaching strategy To be a facilitator, not a judge To be a critical, supportive friend To allow students to take side trips into avenues that they are interested in and not to stick too rigidly to the curriculum To let students know where they are in their own learning 4. Stages of developmentLesson 5Students Role Leavingbrevity and distance between the steps Lesson 4Teacher determines the Lesson 3 MakingLesson 2Conversing Lesson 1Welcoming ArrivingTeachers Role Students climb steps based on a set of tasks/problems 5. The teachers role is to design the learning stepsFinding the learning balanceToo easyToo frustratingToo boringToo distracting No technologyToo much techHow can we tell? 6. Teacher Taking stock of tools and features you have.Take time to set up your classroom 7. Important! Issue a naming convention - hide their true identity ie Firstname + First 2 letters of their surname + class JohnSmK7 Issue any parent permission (tell the boss) Issue the class rules (behavior, respect) Speak online as you would ofine. 8. Arriving Finding and setting up your online space. 9. The Arrival Lesson Our online classroomDesigners Tip: Create 6 dummy accounts using GmailFlight Check accounts for testing. Introduce yourself Say hello to a studentUse them in class for Add a hyperlink students who try to Add a photo game the activity ... I Check someones linkdont have email, I Post a comment on forgot my address, someones photo.whats my password. 10. Welcoming Our online classroom Welcoming Students Great your class often Share something you are thinking Say something you like about thier work Ask a question that makes them wonder Explain what to expect is going to happen 11. Conversing Our online classroom http://htav09.shoutem.comJoining in conversations Encourage open questions about anything Dont answer all the questions Point students to other students Correct group deviation and errors Dont ask all the questions 12. Making Our online classroom http://htav09.shoutem.comJoining in conversations Skills based activities Issues based activities Pre-activity reection (what will happen) During activity reection (what are we doing) Post activity reection (what did we do) 13. Leaving Our online classroom http://htav09.shoutem.comJoining in conversations Feedback to the group What did you like about what you did What make you wonder/rethink What would you do in the future Talk about their achievements (group) 14. (small group sharing) (class sharing) (forum - but less features) Spaces to try (web-cam and voice too) World)