Captivate: Stephanie’s choir students sang ‘together’ by submitting individual audio files that she then stitched together.
Care: With an upcoming 4-day weekend, Jill makes it very clear to her students that she appreciates their hard work but expects them to take a break and not do any work.
PE and Health
Care/Captivate: Mel provides an Active task each time students have PE in which she gives clear learning outcomes, engaging options, and ways for students to connect with each other. She also shares a video with them where she connects with them on a more personal level.
Captivate: Students in Nate’s classes are in the middle of a 12-lesson unit that allows them to respond, create, and perform. Nate provides lessons in a variety of formats to support student learning.
Classroom Management, Care: David provides an overview of the next month of learning for his grade 12 DP Math class.
PE and Health
Care: Angela provides an engaging way for students to check-in about how they are doing during this period of eLearning while also sharing information about teenage sleep in organized format.
Captivate, Classroom Management: Jeff is using the Materials section to organize the resources for daily lessons in Theater 1 into units and pages. This allows him to share lessons as tasks on the newsfeed and provides organization and clarity for students.
Care: Cale is using Flipgrid to take attendance, connecting via video with his grade 10 students and giving them various daily prompts to respond to in their videos.
Care/Clarify: Chikae reorganized DX to make the lessons easier for her Algebra I to navigate, creating a video to walk them through the changes and gathering feedback on their effectiveness from students.
Care: Elicia is gathering feedback from her grade 10 students in order to make adjustments and set herself new goals.
Care/Clarify: Hannah and Jeff provide instructions and resources for grade 9 Asia & the World students in a variety of formats (including video) using the materials section in DX. They are also responsive to the needs of their students, extending deadlines to help their students stay caught up in their classes.
Care/Captivate: In these videos/screencasts, Nikki & Krista connect with their students in a personal way by making videos that include their faces and voices, rather than just typing out instructions. This makes the e-learning feel less isolating for the students. They also keep the videos short enough that students won’t get overwhelmed and lose focus.
Captivate: Lucas regularly posts optional opportunities for his students to synthesize and extend their learning, giving them choice on the level of challenge they feel ready to take on. Most of these opportunities are from outside resources. As some students might be in challenging situations, offering this choice to students is an effective way to differentiate and give them more ownership over their learning without adding a lot of stress for either teacher or students.
PE and Health
Collaborate/Care: In this team, the teachers make one workout video and share it across multiple sections of the grade 6 course, so as not to duplicate the work involved in creating the content. In the video and the teachers’ comments, they show care for their students’ well-being by explaining how physical activity contributes to physical and mental well-being. Having the video made by their teacher makes it feel more personal which helps students feel less isolated.
Captivate: In this DX post, Mona & Matt get around the lack of hands-on materials available to their students by using an online resource. This resource lets students play around with virtual circuits, dragging and dropping them to experiment with the results. Using this resource is an effective way to engage students in inquiry and spark their interest in the topic!
Clarify/Captivate/Confer: In this video, peek into Kevin’s Spanish 1 class. He provides a clear task (class agenda) and captivates students via the bilingualism and flexibility of the task. Students share their work not only with their teachers but also with each other.