Creating Digital Lessons for Virtual Learning

From the Beginning… For many of us that have been thrust into virtual learning, we have had little, if any experience with online teaching and even less preparation. Due to unfortunate timing, our campus only gave us one day to “prepare”.  I write that in quotations as preparation was really just giving us time to…

Virtual Learning

One School’s Journey toward Online Learning Amid a Pandemic Scare  I started this blog post a few weeks ago… before virtual learning became a phrase that has dominated my personal and professional conversations.  Here is a look at one school’s journey towards virtual learning amid a pandemic scare.    What started as an adventurous week-long trip to India for…

Methods for Deeper Learning Madness

This week we look at different ways deep learning could look like and how they could be implemented.  Using augmented reality, project-based learning, design thinking, game design, and challenge-based learning are all effective methods for deeper learning.  A lot of the methods and articles were geared with older children but I think they can be…

Deeper Learning for All!

This week we continued our reading into the new pedagogy in Rich Seam.  This chapter, in particular, focused on the 6 C’s; which is the 4 C’s of the 21st Century Skills with the addition of character education and citizenship.  The 6 C’s are: Character Education Citizenship Communication Critical Thinking Collaboration Creativity Originally I thought…

Collaboration over Competition

My first lesson of the year is always a lesson on reviewing the “rules” of using an iPad to the K-2 students.  This year, I created a kahoots game to review the rules.  The kids loved playing the game but had a hard time signing in and were getting upset over getting the wrong answers…