Here are some fun activities for social studies that can help get your student’s engaged in thinking:Lesson idea 1 Teach the student the proper way to analyze an article: Select an article for them…Continue
Many parents are now working with their children and setting up online and real-time schedules. As a former online teacher I thought it would be good to set-up a q and a area to help people out. Each…Continue
Get your class started in the right direction!
When you welcome students to an online environment it is important to make them feel as though they are in a personal and friendly environment. Start by having them post in the text chat or a discussion area of a synchronous session such things as characteristics that fit them as a person and why. Most young people are good at the social posts and this will allow them to feel comfortable at the start of the class. Here is an…Continue
Here are some basic ideas for teachers to make your online classroom a collaborative one.
Let’s start with a basic guide to help students be successful collaborative online learners.
Online learning depends on you, the student; it is imperative that you become an active learner. What is an active learner? It’s a person who takes full responsibility for her or his own learning. You will need to complete assignments before the deadline, turn in assignment…Continue
Since the possibility of moving classes into the online world here are some helpful hints for teachers to use in their online classrooms.
The interactive online and blended-learning classroom
By Thomas E. Stanley
Series of ideas used to help make the online classroom more interactive
One of the greatest activities of a teacher’s life is to see students engaged in the subject matter. Watching your students focus on the key concepts of social studies and having to use the facts to justify their ideas is just an amazing experience. Recently, one of my former students thanked me for getting him turned on to learning social studies, I told him my job is to light the fire, yours is to make it happen. By the way he has, a state senator, U.S. Ambassador, and more. That…Continue