April 2020 Blog Posts (3)

Get your online class started in the right direction!

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…

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Added by Thomas Stanley on April 6, 2020 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Collaborative online learning

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…

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Added by Thomas Stanley on April 6, 2020 at 9:49am — No Comments

JUST A MINUTE

Some interesting topics for Just A Minute. It is an activity that as an English teacher I have found very fascinating. The participant must start by repeating the topic, then continue speaking on it for a minute without pausing ( a minor pause for breath is allowed, the decision lies with the moderator), without repetition of words, ideas, and without stammering, or making grammatical errors. Remember, imagination is the key.



1. Please hang in there.

2. She walked in like a… Continue

Added by Varnika Kapoor on April 5, 2020 at 3:32am — No Comments

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