10 Tips for Online Instruction

10 Tips for Online Instruction

Teaching in a distributed learning environment (formerly called a blended learning environment), has its own pedagogical rules. While many scenarios translate easily from classroom teaching to online teaching, there are some aspects of instruction and learning that are different.

In conversation with teachers, administrators, parents and students, coupled with the educational research on distributed learning environments, we have compiled these ten tips for teachers to improve everyone’s experience when using Google Classroom.

The CESD Resource site (Teachers Share) is a brand new endeavour (#10 in the above image). To ease the burden of distributed teaching, we ask that teachers share assignments they have created (share to Michelle Baragar), and take what you can need from this site. The more we share, the lighter the load for everyone!

June 2020 – Celebration of Learning

June 2020 – Celebration of Learning

The 2019-2020 school year changed the moment Premier Jason Kenney suspended classes on the 15th of March. From that point on, teachers were thrust into the position of Distributed Learning Teacher.

What occurred during the week between the announcement of the suspension of classes and the start of online classes was an astounding display of “can-do” from our teachers around Chinook’s Edge School Division.

The philosophy of Life-Long-Learning was displayed in spades throughout Chinook’s Edge. The result of this has been the creation of a number of classroom websites, and online friendly resources. This page is a celebration of the learning that was undertaken by the professionals in our school district. Your commitment to education, to your students and to your professional calling kept learning moving forward. 

This page will contain a gallery of the class sites and other online resources created by our esteemed educators to keep learning moving forward. The more we share, the lighter the load! Please share your resources here!!!

Ed Tech Tips, Tricks & Hacks – Quarantine Edition

Ed Tech Tips, Tricks & Hacks – Quarantine Edition

This edition of Ed Tech Tips, Tricks & Hacks contains nuggets of wisdom on:

  • Ed Tech Framework’s Resource Blog
  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) resources
  • Share to Classroom extension
  • Classroom Ready Canadian content
  • Parlay Discussion starters
  • Screenit – detailed movie reviews
  • Grid view for Google Meet
  • Pearson Quarantine Resources
  • My Blueprint Online webinars
  • Class Connect – Make Wonder robotics
  • Hack to Help – Covid 19 Experiments with Google
  • Choose your voice – teaching tools to help students speak out against injustices
  • Buncee
  • Science is Cool
  • Wide Open School
  • Koji – Free online game creator
  • Free online events and activities for kids at home