online classes ideas, COVID-19

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online classes ideas, COVID-19

1Pigeon.in.a.shelf
Mar 24, 2020, 9:15am

Hello! I suppose every teacher in the world is now beign asked to do online classes thanks to the COVID-19. My team of teachers have been given the task to create fun videos and activities for kids in different schools.
We wanted to make them funny and make the kids want to learn more by themselves after watching them.
Does someone have some kind of advice? Is our first time doing it and till now we always were with the kids using the indagatory sistem so now we are kind of lost...

Thank you for your time! (And sorry for my english)

2PaperbackPirate
Abr 25, 2020, 2:26pm

I've been using Pinterest to help me. There are so many fun and educational ideas on there that I would never have the time, organization, or patience for in real life, so I'm taking advantage now.
Good luck!

3hipdeep
Abr 28, 2020, 11:39am

This is a very American answer but... embrace your inner dork. By which I mean let the students see it when you're teaching things you really like and care about, maybe a little more than "normal" people would and as much or more than you would face-to-face. It's hard to get people excited at distance, you may need to really lean in to your enthusiasm. Dumb jokes, silly excitement, lots of encouragement - put it all out there if you can.

(Like I said, this is very culturally specific and I don't know where you are, so my specific examples might not fit your style. But I think the principle still applies - think about what motivates your students and don't be afraid to put it on video.)