*NEW* Putting It into Practice (Spring 2021) : Instead of a Remote Teaching Faculty Learning Community, this semester we’re offering 15- to 30-minute sessions for faculty to try out their remote/online teaching tools and tech with a CTL member to help with figuring out and problem solving. Email Kristin Halsey, Ellen Sprague, Chris Elliott, or Marie Sherman to set something up.
“CTL Presents” videos
- “Pair Kaltura with Canvas” : Ariana Stevens, Instructional Designer (December 2, 2020)
Events and training schedule plus resources shared during training activities. Also links to other Principia academic technology resources.
The Faculty Lounge blogpost
- Created by The Harvard Business Publishing Education, a place for educators to share with educators
- Blog post from Faculty Focus. Consider subscribing for regular teaching tips.
- Blog post from The Scholarly Teacher.
- The Harvard Business Review shares ideas on virtual class participation.
- Apple has created how-to videos for remote learning with their devices
- Check out these tips and tricks for going remote, including building student learning communities, and integrating new technology into your courses.
- If you can’t find a resource delving into a topic you’re wondering about, search this open-source document where people are adding a multitude of resources for remote learning. Contributors include the Harvard Graduate School of Education, MIT, and more.
- Office Lens a Microsoft app that helps turn docs into a PDF
- Camscanner an app to turn your smartphone into a document scanner
- Google Photo Scan can help remove glare; creates high quality visual images in color
- Genius Scan for iPhone or Android
- Use the Notes app on an iPhone
- Record classes and post privately on YouTube. Share a direct link in Canvas for students to watch before or after class (Colleen Vucinovich).
- Record a lecture on Google Meet.
- Record a lecture on Zoom.
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- A well-developed resource guide that has tools and suggestions for remote teaching.
This is Google’s official teacher resource with lots to explore. Keep in mind that much of this is geared for K-12 but could be helpful.
Google also created a whole website about teaching from home! It’s got all of their how-to guides in one place. Keep in mind that much of this is geared for K-12 but could be helpful.
All about digitizing your current class content and moving forward
YouTube has created a curated set of channels for education purposes. These might be helpful to share with your students if they need additional instruction/clarification on topics studied in class.
Could also be useful to find engaging course content (either for homework or “in-class” activities). We want to keep students engaged in their learning, and videos seem to hit this demographic well.
Be explicit with your expectations and how you expect to be communicated with
Consider hosting remote “office hours” for one-on-one student conversations
Limit how much new technology you’re integrating into the course. It’s too overwhelming for you and for your students
Students can still do the following activities remotely:
Writing to learn (have your students write for one minute on a topic to prepare them for a discussion or generate questions they have about the material). Don’t collect or grade the writing.
Pair & share
Small group discussion
Resources collected for different types of classes
- Consider the environment that your students are now in. Some may have access to reliable internet, and some may not. Some may have access to a private space to attend classes, and others will not. Flexibility is key, and requesting communication from students will aid in re-developing your course.
- Create classroom standards with your students. What does a good remote classroom look like? Set clear expectations.