I am feeling overwhelmed by the amount of AMAZING free resources that generous small businesses, individual teachers, and teacher presenters are putting out there! What a wonderful testament to the “good” in the world.
I wanted to create a place where I could find things quickly and easily. I will be updating this list as I hear/read of more… because inevitably it will grow!
Video Tutorial for Hyperdocs for self-directed learning! *Starts at 1:20
Immediate Immersion is creating and sharing resources and they’ll be available for free as they’re made! The first is a clip chat with voice over and comprehension questions
Nailed it Mexico episode one question and viewing guide! -This is available on Netflix
ELEMENTARY K-2 Choice board! YAY! – Chio (a “La familia loca” member) just shared this in our group! She and her fabulous FLES team made it.
ELEMENTARY 3-5 Choice board! YAY! Chio (a “La familia loca” member) just shared this in our group! She and her fabulous FLES team made it.
These AMAZING slide shows by Marcy Fuentes on the iFLT Facebook Page. They’ll BLOW YOUR MIND…. I am trying to convince her to add a “venmo” or “paypal” button to them so we can throw some money her way because oh my gosh… they’re PHENOMENAL resources….
These AMAZING slide shows by Marcy Fuentes on the iFLT Facebook Page. They’ll BLOW YOUR MIND…. I am trying to convince her to add a “venmo” or “paypal” button to them so we can throw some money her way because oh my gosh… they’re PHENOMENAL resources….She’s had them translated to FRENCH! Gaah!!!!!!!
Leslie Kronemeyer shared these wonderful “rules” with her students on their first day of virtual language classes:
If you have not yet started your online classroom I share this with the hope that it can be helpful to you as you begin your journey as a teacher or a parent that is supporting a student.
I ask kindly that any questions or comments follow the below guidelines because I am human.
GUIDELINES FOR OUR ONLINE CLASSROOM
1. BE RESPECTFUL: We, as a classroom family, have been challenged to continue our learning together in an online platform. This is my first time as a teacher delivering instruction in this way. For many of you, my students, this is the first time that you have attended an online class. In the classroom space, please be kind to each other and your teacher. Interact in a way that is respectful to everyone.
2. BE PATIENT: I, your teacher, am learning to teach in a way that I was never trained. I, as your teacher, understand that it is my job to provide the best level of instruction that I can. I am learning with you. I may give instructions that are not clear or do not result in the way I intended. This is not intentional. We will all do our best to understand that mistakes will be made and that together we can fix them.
3. BE RESPONSIBLE: As students in this class you will be asked to complete assignments, sign in at specific times and communicate with your peers and teachers(s) in an online platform. As students, you will need to manage your time in a way that allows you to complete your requirements within a given time frame. Your time management will change as you will need to organize yourself in a way that makes you successful.
4. BE FLEXIBLE: This type of “schooling” is completely new to ALL of us, including your teacher. Things may take longer than they should. The teacher may say something or give a direction and must change their mind because there is a better way. Things may not go as planned. A student in the class may “post” or ask a question that may seem obvious to you, but in the moment, they did not realize what or where they were posting. As your teacher, I will do the same. I understand that you may interpret a message wrong or post something in an incorrect spot. We will be flexible together.
5. BE MINDFUL: We, as a class, need to be mindful that everyone’s situation is different and that the effects of all the children in the house having to learn online may impact each family differently. There are families that will have struggles that we may not be aware of. Please keep this in mind. There will be families who are not able to go to work and may not have the usual income that they need to support their households. This is stressful for adults and children feel that stress. This is a time to be kind and supportive to each other, both inside our “virtual” classroom and outside in the real world.
To my students,
I already miss our classroom time together. I miss your faces. I miss your stories. I miss watching you learn. It is my hope that in two weeks we can return to school. We have an opportunity in front of us to grow as human beings, to bond as a class in a way that we have never experienced and support our own families and friends as we navigate through this. Some assignments may seem easy and quick and others make take a longer time than I realized. When commenting on an assignment in any classroom space please be RESPECTFUL, PATIENT, FLEXIBLE, RESPONSIBLE and MINDFUL of your teacher as we too are finding our way through a different school day. It is day one of online learning and I am already looking forward to the day that we can return to our classroom and communicate in SPANISH, human to human. But, until then, we need to make the best of this situation. Stay Healthy!
I’ll be sharing more about what I am doing as I figure this out! 😉
Until next time, stay safe, smart and healthy and wash your hands!
La Maestra Loca