I LOVE me a good doc cam. Considering I started my teaching career with only a blackboard - no projector, no whiteboard (and this was 2014!!) - I've been on the path to find the perfect, cheap classroom tech that works best for me and my students. For in-person teaching there is seriously nothing better than a doc cam. But that's not what this blog post is about. This is about my new love: my Wacom drawing tablet.
A NEW TEACHER NIGHTMARE
In the spooky spirit of October, I want to share a scary story with you. Remember those school nightmares you used to have growing up? You forgot your locker combo. You had a final but didn't study. Well, teachers also have school nightmares. One of my nightmares was often a reality: we had one printer/copier for the entire school and it broke. But now I have a new nightmare: I'm teaching remotely and my internet crashes.
DISTANCE LEARNING 2020-2021: WEEK 1 THOUGHTS
Week 1 done! This week my school just did 1/2 days with students Wednesday through Friday. We did some whole-school meetings, as well as short individual classes. I've been thinking so much about school all throughout summer, it's funny too realize all the things I forgot about until actually starting again!
COVID-19: Giving Math Feedback on Google Forms Submissions
Now that my first week of distance learning is done, I feel pretty good about most of my class structures. The one thing I couldn't solve was how to give feedback to students on their written/diagrammatic work. But just today I explored a solution I think will work: the comment feature on Google Forms.
COVID-19: Is Remote Teaching Easier or Harder than Regular Teaching?
After day three of remote teaching, I've decided it is neither easier nor harder than regular teaching. It's certainly incredibly different than regular classroom teaching, but for each thing that is easier, there's another aspect which is more difficult.