September Media Minute with Distance Learning Plus

Welcome to your first Monthly Media Minute of the 2020-2021 school year!

My Schedule

  • Day 1 Block B – Teaching 8th grade Media
  • Day 2 Block D – Teaching 8th grade Media

Rad Resources and Terrific Tech Tools!

Template for beginning of a virtual lesson:

5 Google Slides Add-Ons for Teachers

Library Media Center website – I am updating and adding to this every day! There are so many resources here for students and teachers!

3 Participation Strategies for Live Video Instruction – Most teachers develop ways to encourage classroom participation, but may not yet have ones for distance learning. These are easy to use anytime.

HOW TO KEEP STUDENTS ENGAGED ON ZOOM (WHEN THEIR VIDEOS ARE OFF) – How do we keep them engaged on Zoom? How do we monitor their learning?

How to Teach When Everyone is Scattered – Before, a teacher only had to worry about meeting students where they were academically, socially, and emotionally. Now you literally have to figure out a way to meet them where they are. (Cult of Pedagogy is one of my favorite teacher podcasts to listen to.)

For Fun

Teacher Pep Talk podcast -These are quick (like 2-8 minutes) teacher pep talks by real teachers. I like to listen to one in the morning as I’m powering on my computer. You can even record your own pep talk and submit it to the podcast! (Available on Spotify and Apple)

Let me know if I can help you, support you, or collaborate with you in any way! 



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