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HS Online Learning Exemplars: Weeks 1-3

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Chinese

Captivate/Confer/Consolidate: Students were given a task to discuss the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on their lives. First, they watched a video that explained the origin of the virus, the impact of the outbreak, and how we should protect ourselves from infection. Then, students participated in an online discussion to reflect on and talk about how their lives have been affected by this health emergency. The culminating activity was an individual recording to share their thoughts with the class. Finally, students commented on their peer’s recordings. View an example here.

Design

Confer/Clarify: Before CNY, students began working on posters to share their Designer Persona. This week, through DX and blogs, students have been able to connect with each other to improve their work. Their published posters demonstrate this cycle of feedback, refinement, and reflection.

Angela

Stephanie

Sofia

Bill

English

Clarify: In this DX post, Allison provides organization and clarity for her grade 10 students by having all of her assignments, rubrics, due dates, and FAQ documents for the unit, linked in one post that is pinned to the top of the page and easy to navigate.

Math

Clarify/Consolidate: Angie uses the DX Feed to post daily announcements while using the Materials section to keep things organized for students. Students are able to see both the big picture of the unit and the daily lessons that include written instructions and short instructional videos that have interactive questions embedded throughout.

Science

Captivate: In IB Biology, Caroline provided students with relevant information about COVID-19 from a science perspective on the 1st day of the extended break. She also finds ways for students to interact with biology through various online simulations.​

Links from posts:

SciShow Epigenetics video

Lick Your Rats

Epigenetics explorations

Flu Attack! How A Virus Invades Your Body (NPR)  + video

How Bad Will the Coronavirus Outbreak Get? Here Are 6 Key Factors (NYTimes)

Mining coronavirus genomes for clues to the outbreak’s origins (Science Magazine)

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