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Remote Learning Tips

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by cactusqueen, Mar 7, 2020.

  1. cactusqueen

    cactusqueen New commenter

    So as of tomorrow schools in the UAE are closed to train staff and then we are all going virtual. I have to admit, this worries me. I thought this thread might be useful for anyone else in this situation to share ideas of how to survive this or just rant about the difficulties of getting students to engage, keep up with the marking and planning or any other quirks that come from this new situation.
    Also calling any Italian or Chinese based teachers who have been doing this already on their experiences.
     
  2. the hippo

    the hippo Lead commenter Community helper

    I have been experimenting with Google Classroom. It is not too difficult. Zoom is also very popular with some of the teachers at my school, probably because you can turn off the audio feedback from individual students!
     
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  3. DocShew

    DocShew New commenter

    Adobe Classroom too.
     
  4. grdwdgrrrl

    grdwdgrrrl Occasional commenter

    There’s a wonderful Facebook group created for educators who are from closed schools. They’re sharing resources and support. Check it out if you can. Educator temporary school closure for online learning - is the name of the group. They have over 6,000 members.
     
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  5. Helen-Back

    Helen-Back Occasional commenter

    Adobe Classroom? Never heard of that one.

    We're doing a bit of prep. I've been exploring Screencastify, Zoom, Google Meet, Hangouts and FlipGrid. Great learning experience.
     
  6. shazzamac

    shazzamac New commenter

    Just accept that you can't make all the kids engage! It's not your fault and every family has their own situation which you might not be aware of
    Try your best.
    We sent messages to parents to say we hoped everything was OK since we hadn't seen their child online that week, and was there anything we could do to help. At least 2 parents told us that their kids had told them they had done all the work!! Lol. So they are monitoring them more closely now! You would think they were already since they are only 8 or 9 years old, but I guess not!
     

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