Don't quote me on this.... but--
I am going to try to do a 3rd grade post every Thursday.
This week I want to talk a little bit about how I teach virtual. Many of you have asked me about it, but until recently I couldn't really answer any questions because I was still learning!
It basically works like this..
You create a powerpoint to teach your standards. You would create it just like in a brick and mortar classroom. Instead of handing out a piece of paper or a worksheet at the end of your lesson, you give them a slide. They have "tools" to write/draw on the slide/board to answer the questions and work out the problems. I wear a headset with a mic. I teach my lesson and talk to the kids just like in a classroom. Instead they cannot see me-- we are all learning virtually!!! It's really pretty awesome! The kids have options to raise their hand, answer yes/no or abcd, etc..
Each Monday we do what's called a Monday Meeting. I really like this because it gives you time to talk with the kids, introduce the vocabulary for the week, talk about the standards, do a student of the week, play a fun game, and get to know your kids. So, I created a powerpoint for my 1st Monday Meeting. I cannot offer it to you for free due to clipart and other activities that have copyright. But, I wanted to show you what I do every day!
Here are a few pictures from my Monday Meeting:
This was my first week teaching my kiddos, So I wanted to introduce myself!
We always talk about our standards and go over the vocab for the week. I created my vocab slides using pictures. It not only helps me explain the word better, but it gives my students a visual.
We played a fun game called I spy! Have you heard of it?? JK!!
Finally, I wanted to do an educational activity before leaving our session. This is my new favorite pack on tpt!!! I bought the Reading Comprehension Bundle from Across the Hall in 2nd Grade. This pack is awesome! There are a ton of short passages and questions at the end.
Since I cannot give them a worksheet.. I simply create a slide for each student by taking a picture of the passage. Are you wondering how in the world I did this... Google: the snipping tool. If you do not have it downloaded on your computer. Don't walk-- RUN (virtually) to download it now!!
I take a picture and insert it into my ppt and when they finish their work, I save it as a PDF and bam- I have evidence for their learning! Pretty awesome!!!
Well, I hope you found this post interesting. My learning curve right now is straight up.. So, please be patient with me if you ask any questions.
PS- tomorrow is Friday!!!!