- It allows them to communicate with others not in their geographic location, opening up new perspectives;
- It helps them develop team working skills, necessary in today’s world where the problems are best solved by many minds working together. Read the rest of this entry »
Here’s a short video showing you how to use Google Appointment Slots.
A few days ago Allie, my 13 year old daughter, and I had fun translating phrases into Haitian Creole on Google Translate and playing back the audio to practice our budding language skills. I can’t tell you how surprised I was to see that Haitian Creole (or Kreyol) is one of Google’s translated languages. Since my goal is to set up Presto! Classrooms in Haiti in the future, I was thrilled to discover this. Not only could we translate phrases, but we can also put the language of choice icon on our browser toolbar and by clicking on it, translate any web page we’re visiting into that language. Amazing. Read the rest of this entry »
Online classes can be extremely exciting or extremely dull, depending upon how they are designed. If you simply migrate paper to digital, it will kill your students’ love of learning quicker than Apple comes out with new versions of iPhones. But done right, it can be the most exciting way to learn that your students have ever experienced. Read the rest of this entry »
These basic 5 building blocks should provide you with a strong foundation for designing your online classes. I outlined these building blocks for our online blended learning curriculum, and the teachers have appreciated having this structure to refer to as they create their online courses.
1. Content – you need to provide your students with some content to learn. *The goal is to use more than one content type per lesson to reach all types of learners. Read the rest of this entry »