Distance learning

As many of us are doing distance learning at this point, there are a lot of questions and concerns about how to most effectively teach our students.

If you haven't seen it yet, the IB School Leadership site has good advice about distance learning written by Chris Wright.

In addition, there are a lot of good ideas about there - both from those of you who have already been shut down for a while and those of you with e-learning experience.

This section of the site has the goal of modeling good practice for distance education - with the hope that we will all be back in our classrooms soon.

The goal

The goal of this part of the site is to share best practices.  I will be posting my daily plans so that you can get a sense of what I am doing.  The goal is NOT to provide lesson plans for every possible topic but to show ways of getting students to do more than just read and take multiple-choice quizzes.

As many of you out there have your own ideas about e-learning, if you would like to share something that you have done, please email me at jcrane@iol.cz and I will create a page with your idea to share with the community. Please make sure that your ideas are concise and that you provide any appropriate links.  Models of student work should be without names and ideally, should have the permission of the student to be posted.

This part of the site will be free and will not require login.

A reminder about student access

If you have not done so already, you should read through the information on this site about student access.  The following links should be helpful.

Selected Pages

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DL: Kahooting 10 October 2020

There is nothing like a good Kahoot - at least, that is what our students say. In spite of how often this learning technique...
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School closure and InThinking 29 August 2020

With the spread of the Covid-19 virus, several schools have already closed or are thinking about how to continue distant...
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DL: Flipgrid 3 May 2020

Another fantastic contribution from Aidan Carr at the UWC International School in Singapore.Flipgrid is a "video discussion...
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DL: Exam.net 2 May 2020

One of the big questions many of us have is how to do "authentic IB assessment" while teaching remotely. Well, the most...
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DL: Pear deck 2 May 2020

One of the problems with showing presentations in distance learning is the lack of interaction with students. One program...
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DL: Peergrade 12 April 2020

The following teaching and assessing software came to my attention thanks to Aidan Carr from the UWC International School...
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