How is E-Learning going for you? Do you feel like you’re getting into a bit of a rhythm or still feeling scattered? I go through waves but overall, I feel like I am doing the best that I can with the circumstances. Just a reminder from Angela Watson, “Don’t expect yourself to accomplish what you normally do, because your world is not functioning as it normally does.” It is so important to remember this because as teachers I feel like we naturally want to save the world and do it all. I urge you to check in with yourself and repeat Angela’s quote!
Typical E-Learning Outline
In our classrooms we thrive on structure and routine. That could not be any more important as it is right now, and that’s not just for our kiddos. Giving yourself a weekly routine and structure will take the daily guesswork out of how you should run your online learning. Use that brainpower for something else! In my county, we have been using power points with pre-recorded videos, online links, and activity choices. I LOVE THIS. It’s a one stop shop for my families and they can do as little or as much as they want, WHEN they want! Just a few hints if you try this: keep the slides to minimal background and design, logos, etc. We have found that this slows downloading for our families! Note: I use Screencast Recorder (free version) to video myself and the screen/webcam video combos. I can also use the features of my MacBook Air to record just my screen by pressing Command Shift 5.