Hello – amazing teachers who are having to change your Face-to-Face (F2F) classes into virtual classes overnight! (See this previous post for more – Help! I have to change my face-to-face classes to online in just a few days).
- to change around to fit what you are doing,
- to save time thinking of how to “word” things,
- and/or to use as a template for your courses.
- Make a general plan for the next few weeks (however long the semester or quarantine lasts).
- Remember that EVERYONE is using technology during this pandemic (from the business sector to schools all over the country – not to mention everyone at home who is trying to keep busy and our default mode is to live online) so have a few different ideas up your sleeve in case the tech crashes.
- Consider the value of asynchronous classes (in which you give the students the freedom to do the course work whenever they can throughout the week before the weekly due date).
- What has your school been using?
- What has your school already paid for? (At BYU-I we have specific licenses for certain tech, see if your school already has something in place)
- Look into free options such as google hangouts or blogs (I’ll send ideas in another post)
- Perhaps a weekly email with at-home lessons created within the message?
Day 19: What Are We Going To Do Now?
Welcome back to our virtual rebooted class.
It will work very closely to what we were doing before –
- We’ll typically meet together once a week and the other day we will have an at-home type lesson with an assignment attached.
- All of the assignments that were previously part of the class will continue to be due on their scheduled dates – follow the modules.
- If you are behind and interested, you can check out extra credit assignments here: Resources
Here are some changes –
- I’ll be putting you into groups so that you can still have connection together during this time (more on that later).
- You will need to be able to meet with us virtually – you can use your phone, a laptop, etc, in order to do that.
- There will be a few added assignments to accommodate this new learning style. I will try to be flexible and understanding of your time, but I also need you to understand that these assignments will be necessary to make sure that you have an engaging learning experience .
- Daily reading quizzes will be changed to reflect what we have done for that day’s work (I gave everyone full credit for the daily reading quiz for Monday’s (3/16) class. Please don’t take it again – unless you want late points or you don’t like to have full credit). 😉
For Wednesday’s (3/18) Class –
- Please complete Monday’s Readings and Questions (so that you can discuss with a breakout group): Day 18: Finding Connection Through Family History (What an amazing coincidence – the whole day was going to be about connections – and right at the time when we seem to be forced into a global isolation. I truly believe that the Lord wants us to be connected into our Father’s Eternal Family and into our own families. What a great opportunity to do this!)
- On Wednesday at our regular class time, please join me in our
- You are welcome to set the software up ahead of time (see #4 below to learn how), I have sent up a virtual waiting room so that you can do that. 🙂
- If you need to learn how to join this virtual classroom (hosted by Zoom), watch this video (Links to an external site.)
- Should (Zoom) the virtual classroom fail, (and with the current situation, and all of the colleges relying on this tech, it may) check the announcements and I will have a back-up ready.
- You guys are amazing – keep moving forward!