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slove517

Tips and Tricks: For Students! - 0 views

  • Student Guide to SoftChalk Lessons
    • slove517
       
      might be helpful to include in general information area for Moodle course
  • A step by step walk through on how to properly complete a graded lesson with activities and quiz questions.
    • slove517
       
      I could help with this one too
slove517

Tech Tips for Teaching with SoftChalk Cloud: Tip 10 - Create a Poll or Rating for stude... - 0 views

  • Within your SoftChalk Cloud Account, click My Content Click Polls or Ratings At the right under Actions, click Create a Poll or Create Rating
slove517

ol101-w2021: Iowa Online Teaching Standards - 2 views

  • Knows and aligns instruction to the achievement goals of the local agency and the state, such as with the Iowa Core
    • Evan Abbey
       
      This is a comment!
  • 3. Demonstrates competence in planning, designing, and incorporating instructional strategies (ITS 3) • Identifies and communicates lea
    • ajmoss80
       
      This, along with standard 4, is perhaps what I'm the most concerned about. As a classroom teacher, I knew that my 1st hour didn't always get the best version of me for the day -- which sounds horrible -- because I was also learning as the day went on. I was learning what strategies worked the best to help kids learn. So often my last period of the day looked very different from the first period. What I realize in my new position is that I have less iterations -- less opportunities -- to adjust "on the fly". So more front-loading and preparation has to occur on my part. The inability to course-correct easily has me nervous. Thus, I must improve my planning and designing skills.
  • Understands student motivation and uses techniques to engage students
    • ajmoss80
       
      I appreciate what was taught in the corresponding lesson to this assignment -- that online learners are still normal humans with normal human needs according to Maslow. I think so often we take that for granted -- assuming that just because content is posted "online", that students can automatically find it to be an enriching learning experience. Unfortunately, I've had too many poor online learning experiences -- I know that it doesn't just "happen". I think that this criterion is underrated by many who profess to be online "teachers". I need to improve in this area.
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  • Maintains an online social presence that is available, approachable, positive, interactive, and sincere
    • ajmoss80
       
      This is so critical for a positive online learning experience -- the feeling of connection to other humans. It doesn't occur as organically as it would in a traditional face-to-face classroom environment. So it needs to be planned-for and developed. I already appreciate the weekly video posts -- just so I can see my instructor "in-person" -- it lends such a more welcoming feel to the course. It makes me feel that I am not alone in this journey.
  • Sets and models clear expectations for appropriate behavior and proper interaction (
    • ajmoss80
       
      This is another great example of something I would automatically expect in face-to-face instruction, but I think is largely taken for granted in an online space. There should be norms of behavior online, just as there are norms of behavior in a classroom to promote respectful dialogue.
  • Demonstrates competence in planning, designing, and incorporating instructional strategies (ITS 3)
    • slove517
       
      A teacher needs to be prepared for each class period whether it is online or face to face. There needs to be a plan for what students need to learn and a path for how they will reach the end goal.
  • Creates or selects multiple assessment instruments that are appropriate for online learning
  • Creates or selects multiple assessment instruments that are appropriate for online learning
    • slove517
       
      Just as in a face to face classroom, each student will show their learning differently. It is important to give students different opportunities to show what they know.
  • Creates a learning community that encourages collaboration and interaction, including student-teacher, student-student, and student-content
    • slove517
       
      I think we all enjoy interacting with others, this shouldn't be any different online. The way we interact may look different but it should still be present.
  • Establishes standards for student behavior that are designed to ensure academic integrity and appropriate use of the internet and written communication
    • slove517
       
      As the facilitator of a course, we must model how we expect the learners to behave. Especially at the high school level, I do not expect my students to have everything "figured" out.
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    "3. Demonstrates competence in planning, designing, and incorporating instructional strategies (ITS 3)"
dsnydersvjags

ol101-f2020: Iowa Online Teaching Standards - 1 views

  • Knows the content of the subject
    • Janet Wills
       
      I like to keep in mind that content is king- any technology used has to be useful to help students understand the content or learn skills
    • erinlullmann
       
      This is definitely something that has been on my mind throughout remote learning and as my school moves toward 1:1 devices. We can't simply use technology for the sake of using technology. How can the technology enrich the learning of the content?
  • Demonstrates competence in planning, designing, and incorporating instructional strategie
    • Janet Wills
       
      need to have a knowledge of tools available and a way to curate them
  • Networks with others involved in online education for the purpose of professional growth
    • Janet Wills
       
      important to know who in your district you can bounce ideas off of and be able to help colleagues
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  • appropriate for online education
    • arbonneannie1
       
      This goes hand in hand with a few others; however, I felt it was noteworthy as a reminder that online instruction is different from face-to-face instruction and effective practices will likely look different in each place. Make sure to plan with that purpose in mind.
    • erinlullmann
       
      I completely agree! This is where I think many teachers are struggling right now with remote teaching - we are trying to do what we do in the face-to-face classroom and transfer it to online. This is not necessarily the fault of the teacher as we haven't been trained on quality online instruction. This is my goal for the current school year - to develop a PD plan for our teachers on how to instruct online.
    • travisnuss
       
      I've been trying to create a blending learning environment this year that both my students who are "hybrid" and face to face can utilize. I think if I was creating curriculum as well as a separate online course, I'm looking at burning out pretty fast. I've already noticed the amount of extra time it is taking to get my five different preps to be appropriate for both.
  • including rubrics for student performances and participation
    • arbonneannie1
       
      Communication is key in any learning environment; however, it seems to have a larger role in the online world. I appreciate the reminder of including rubrics as they serve as a great communication tool on expectations and assessment.
  • Tailors instruction to meet the different needs of students
    • arbonneannie1
       
      This is an area I need to continue to learn more about. It seems that the online environment lends itself well to differentiation.
    • erinlullmann
       
      This is an area that also presents challenges in my mind. What does that differentiation look like for online environments?
  • Creates a learning community that encourages collaboration
    • arbonneannie1
       
      This is one of many reasons why I enrolled in the 101 course. Collaboration looks different in the online classroom and I want to continue to develop tools to provide the optimum collaborative environment.
  • Utilizes a course evaluation and student feedback data to improve the course
    • erinlullmann
       
      This is something that is not included in the Iowa Teaching Standards. I like the idea of this, but I think as the teacher of the course it can be a little scary to ask students for their feedback. It should be a part of every course both face to face as well as online after students are at an age in which they can effectively offer feedback. I think there are ways that questions can be asked to get quality feedback instead of just "I didn't like this course." I also appreciate that the emphasis of this standard is on improving the course based on the feedback. The continuous process of improvement is so important for all teachers.
  • Proposed Online Teaching Standards
    • erinlullmann
       
      My professional learning goal for the current school year is to create a professional development plan for our elementary teachers as we begin to implement 1:1 devices. I think it would be important / helpful for me to incorporate these standards while I create the plan.
  • Communicates with students effectively and consistently
    • travisnuss
       
      This is one I am struggling with right now with my hybrid students. Unless they communicate with me on the days they aren't in school, I haven't done the best reaching out those students to see what their needs are. Fortunately, the days they are in class, I do try and touch base with them to see where they are at, if they need help and if they can get that help during the day while they are in school.
  • Aligns assessment with course objectives
    • brippentrop-nuss
       
      Key in any assessments. Important to include formative assessments to make sure students are on track to meet course objectives
  • Has experienced online learning from the perspective of a student
    • brippentrop-nuss
       
      Although helpful to understand some of what the students are experiencing. It could be a struggle if you are a frequent online student and are "use" to the structure on online course it's easy to forget what it feels like to be a new online learner. Also, adults sometimes learn different than students.
  • student feedback data to improve the course (Varvel VI.F)
    • cjd203
       
      I think that using feedback is a great tool to get a feel for how students feel about a course. what kinds of things could be added or removed to improve the overall experience for the learner.
  • student feedback data to improve the course (Varvel VI.F)
  • synchronous/asynchronous
    • cjd203
       
      The use of synchronous and asynchronous instruction in online teaching, jumped out at me. It has been an area of focus and discussion in some of the other B/F classes I have enrolled in. I wasn't aware of the difference between the two models before taking such classes.
  • ailors instruction to meet the different needs of students, including different learning styles,
    • cjd203
       
      I think the concept of differentiation is well understood by most educators but often poorly implemented. A great way to meet the needs of a diverse group of learners is to use an intelligence inventory at the beginning of the year to identify different learning styles. Allowing for choice and autonomy in the classroom supports differentiation as well.
  • Identifies and communicates learning outcomes and expectations through a course overview/orientation
    • cjd203
       
      I feel like most teachers/educators do this when they go through their syllabi at the beginning of a course. I try to do it with each unit that we do as well to make sure learners are aware of learning targets. I have seen some teachers write objectives on the board daily to keep students on track (this is great practice).
  • Demonstrates ability to enhance academic performance and support for the agency's student achievement goals
  • • Is knowledgeable and has the ability to use computer programs required in online education to improve learning and teaching, including course management software (CMS) and synchronous/asynchronous communication tools (chat, email, web 2.0, videoconferencing, webinar, whiteboard, etc.) (SREB B.3, Varvel III.B)
    • dsnydersvjags
       
      Whew! Not yet - but I am working on it. I am fairly tech savvy, but sometimes the amount of computer work needed is overwhelming and I just get tired of sitting. I love being able to interact with my students - I learn more about them from the face to face, and it is tougher to get to know them when we are online.
    • dsnydersvjags
       
      Whew! Not yet - but I am working on it. I am fairly tech savvy, but sometimes the amount of computer work needed is overwhelming and I just get tired of sitting. I love being able to interact with my students - I learn more about them from the face to face, and it is tougher to get to know them when we are online.
  • • Utilizes a course evaluation and student feedback data to improve the course (Varvel VI.F)
    • dsnydersvjags
       
      This is always good for me - especially in my ICCC classes. I want to know how effective I have been. I want that student feedback - even if it is 'bad' - that way I know what I need to improve and/or work on for the next time I teach that course.
    • dsnydersvjags
       
      This is always good for me - especially in my ICCC classes. I want to know how effective I have been. I want that student feedback - even if it is 'bad' - that way I know what I need to improve and/or work on for the next time I teach that course.
  • • Creates a learning community that encourages collaboration and interaction, including student-teacher, student-student, and student-content (SREB D.2, Varvel VII.B, ITS 6.a)
    • dsnydersvjags
       
      This is a huge challenge - especially for asynchronous learning. In my ICCC class, it is a little easier, but we sometimes still struggle due to lag time or people's wifi accessibility issues.
    • dsnydersvjags
       
      This is a huge challenge - especially for asynchronous learning. In my ICCC class, it is a little easier, but we sometimes still struggle due to lag time or people's wifi accessibility issues.
  • • Has experienced online learning from the perspective of a student (SREB F.1, Varvel II.E)
    • dsnydersvjags
       
      I think this is really important - if you don't know what it feels like from the other side of the screen, you won't know what issues you should be worrying about.
    • dsnydersvjags
       
      I think this is really important - if you don't know what it feels like from the other side of the screen, you won't know what issues you should be worrying about.
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