Nov. 23, 2020

Strategies for Engaging Students in Virtual Learning - HoET168

Strategies for Engaging Students in Virtual Learning - HoET168

Feedback, Shoutouts, and Links Dan Gallagher shared some of his experience with Digital Citizenship. Derek Larson talked about DigCit in . #EdTech Thought I participated in the November edition of and this month's topic was #RestUpTeachUp. In this...


Feedback, Shoutouts, and Links

  • Dan Gallagher shared some of his experience with Digital Citizenship. Derek Larson talked about DigCit in episode 167.

#EdTech Thought

I participated in the November edition of #PassTheScopeEdu and this month's topic was #RestUpTeachUp. In this segment, I talk about the need for sleep and resting and recharging as an educator and how that can't be overlooked.

#EdTech Recommendation

Whiteboard.chat is an awesome and free virtual, web-based whiteboard. I think it's better than Google Jamboard!

  • FREE to use
  • Connect up to 100 people per board
  • Export boards to PDF
  • Connect multiple people and devices to the same board
  • Easily observe and coach multiple people on individual boards

Featured Content

Earlier in November, I had the opportunity to provide some afterschool PD to teachers in my district and I created a session about strategies to engage students in virtual learning. Some of the strategies include:

  • Keep It Simple
  • Use Music and Sound
  • Ensure the Privacy of Your Students
  • Empower Your Students
  • Create Breakout Rooms Ahead of Time

Resources Mentioned:

  • Using Yoga to provide breaks - Find short 2-5 minute Yoga videos.
  • FREE to use
  • Connect up to 100 people per board
  • Export boards to PDF
  • Connect multiple people and devices to the same board
  • Easily observe and coach multiple people on individual boards

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Liz Sheridan - Proud Rutgers graduate who initially hoped to get into publishing but then considered a career in education. She teaches English at my school and she's a phenomenal educator who is respected by her students and her colleagues. She loves literature and being around reading and she figured that teaching would be a way to help other people access that love, whether they already liked reading or not. Liz is a former teacher of the year and is regularly nominated in our building.

Most recently, she received the 2020 Yale Educator Award along with 6 other teachers and 24 counselors who were recognized as outstanding educators from around the world who have supported and inspired their students to achieve at high levels.

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