Face Masks 101 / Remote Teaching Tips / ShareMyLearing

April 2nd, 2020

Face Masks 101
Start with a discussion on face masks and why you should wear them. Then it’s tips for remote teaching and a lot of free resources from the American Federation of Teachers. On to rebuilding schools with Minecraft, grading during the Coronavirus Crisis, what we need from leaders now, a keep swimming quote, and a cool video using concatenation.

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COVID-19 Projections / Virus Spread Visualization / Keeping Kids Busy

April 1st, 2020

COVID-19 Projections
Start with the best COVID-19 graphs I’ve seen so far. Then it’s an animation showing how each country is doing and how to keep your kids busy. Then it’s top social media trends, why the traditional tongue taste map is wrong, how to teach social-emotional skills remotely, a fear/courage quote, and three cool versions of While My Guitar Gently Weeps.

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Virus Spread Visualized / Learning Gaps Deepen / Social Distancing Math

March 31st, 2020

Spring Break Spread
Start with visualizing the potential spread of the virus from a single beach. Then it’s deepening learning gaps and social distancing math. On to considerations for remote learning, the power of vulnerability, emergency remote learning, a strong leader quote, and hacking saltine crackers.

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An Emergency Remote Teaching Survey by Dr. Doug Green

March 30th, 2020

ERT
Due to recent COVID-19 school closings, most teachers are engaged in a massive natural experiment involving online education. It seems that it’s time to put together a survey aimed to find out what teachers are experiencing as they try to carry on instruction online, perhaps for the first time. It would be a real waste if we didn’t try to gather some data from what is going on.

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Class Management Online / Staying Safe While Shopping / Free Audio Stories

March 29th, 2020

Extend Classroom Management
It’s probably time for most teachers to extend the classroom management online. Then it’s staying safe while shopping and free audio stories. On to spotting fake news, making ventilators out of snorkeling masks, online learning supports, a things to give up list, and when and how to wash your hands.

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