Welcome to the THRIVEinEDU podcast where learning happens and random thoughts related to all things education are shared. Listen in each week as I talk about some of the emerging trends and topics in education. Topics include Artificial Intelligence, AR/VR, Global Collaborations, Preparing Students for the Future, PBL, SEL, Coding, the Power of PLNS and more.
Think about best ways to communicate, focus on transitions that may happen fast, as our closures did. Prepare for the return to school by taking some opportunities to try new ways to foster communication.
Looking for tools for learning, here are ideas that families can enjoy too. Try Gimkit, Kahoot!, Quizizz, for games or Buncee and Flipgrid for storytelling, or explore with Nearpod for VR.
Also look at explore.org for live cams around the world, animals, places, and climates.
Pernille Ripp and Global Read Aloud: Authors doing read-alouds each day.
Some ways to foster connections during remote learning. Access is important, make sure families and students have access to information and resources. Next, how will you communicate? We still need to have social interactions, leverage the technology to make that happen. Google Classroom, Teams, Slack, Padlet, Flipgrid, Screencastify, Zoom.
Pace yourself, we are all learning and adjusting.
Find a tool like Buncee, where you can create a video, link resources, teach a lesson, have students create. Use Nearpod for interactive lessons and Virtual Reality, have meetings using Zoom, Teams, Google Meet, and record a lesson with Screencastify or Loom. for a few examples.
Read more: https://www.gettingsmart.com/2020/03/choosing-the-right-tools-for-remote-learning/
Carl Hooker and Adam Phyall Session
Jaime Donally AR/VR
Claudio Zavala, Amy Storer, Brian Romero Smith and Marialice Curran - Creativity is my Jam
Laura Steinbrink - Train like a NAVY SEAL
Lori Gracey - The Future is Now (great title, like my book!)
Expo hall sightings
We had a Tweet and Talk (EduMatch) last night, and the discussion was the 2nd part of a talk on the future of education and work. A great panel and so I wanted to share what we discussed and some of my own thoughts for this episode.
A space in which students take a more active role, transforms students from consumers to creators and the former teacher-centered classroom into a student-centered and student-driven space. n an effort to encourage students to become more active learners as well as to be more involved in the types of activities and instruction in the classroom, I started to implement some teaching strategies involving music and games.