To continue my helps for teachers while dealing with this situation (COVID-19 and having to race to turn F2F classes into online courses) I am sharing some examples of an example of a simple at-home lesson and a quick assignment. Later, I’ll share a more robust version. I suggest having a few of these types of shorter lessons so that you can have some time to spend on creating longer lessons, fielding phone class, emails, virtual meetings, juggling family, (as we will all be quarantined together in a small space – more thoughts on that later!) etc.
This is a simple one (if my children or I are sick, or if I just don’t have a lot of time to prep because of said illness/emergency, etc). On those I try to emphasize a lot of choice – which gives the student the freedom to work on what they would like and to go at their own pace on the days and times that work for them.
Linking in a lesson or assignment
Sometimes it is too much with all of the material to have it on one page. So I create multiple pages and link them into the page I want to use it for. Linking is my best friend on canvas 😉
The Scripture Study link below (it is underlined and green, see the first bullet point) would take them to another page on canvas (our LMS system) that has a complete set of Scripture Study Skills (this was a page that they had to use for one of the major projects). I left them below as dead links so that you can see them. The red links below are live (just in case you want to do some family history). 😉
After the at home lesson, I have an example of the simple assignment that I give in connection with the lesson. If you create a few of these simpler ones, than you can spend some time working on learning the new tools for screen-casts, etc. (there is a learning curve for each one.)
Hope this helps (and I would love to see anything that you create as well). You can do this and I will keep adding ideas to help you. Feel free to send these posts along or to follow this blog if it is of use. I would also LOVE to hear your thoughts, comments, ideas, or suggestions.
Shorter At Home Lesson and Assignment follows:
Day 15: At Home Assignment Instructions
In place of class today, we will be doing an at home assignment. I have given everyone full points for the daily quiz, so no need to worry about that.
For this assignment, you have your choice of the following:
- Do the reading for today – 2 Corinthians 6-13 and practice using at least 2 of the Scripture Study Skills in your study (this should take at least 3 hours)
- You can use some of your prep and class time on learning about family history through the Roots Tech Conference. (Work on 2 Corinth for 1 hour and watch one of the Roots Tech live streams for 2 hours)
- Watch any of the virtual live stream classes (Links to an external site.) over the next few days (Wednesday 2/26 – Saturday 2/29)
- If you are unable to watch any of the live stream classes, there are so many, many archived classes from past roots tech conferences (Links to an external site.).
Please enjoy and take advantage of this opportunity to get your fingers on the pulse of family history work right now!
Report your findings here – Day 15 At Home Assignment (it is due on Saturday by 10:30 pm, but you can turn it in whenever you wish)
Day 15 At Home Assignment Report
Make sure that you have completed the prep work – Day 15: At Home Assignment Instructions
- Please tell me a little ( 250-300 words, approx 1 page) about what you have done and what you have learned while studying 2 Corinthians 2-13.
- Make sure to include the following to get full credit:
- Tell me which two scripture study skills you used.
- Share some of the verses that were the most important to you.
- Share your insights from these verses.
- How will you apply your learning into your life?
- Any other thoughts and insights about the learning (using the scripture study skills)?
OR if you did the family history option –
- An accounting of your time
- Log your dates and hours for both NT study and the conference (should total at least 3 hours)
- The classes that you watched
- Share your insights from each class and from your study
- What did you learn that you think will be of value in the future?
- Give your overall thoughts about this experience
Thank you, I hope that this will be a very beneficial experience for you!