“Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you’re right!” – Henry Ford
Being cooped up during COVID-19 means studying online for many of us. Relax, you’ve got the easy job. Imagine what your teachers are going through as they try to organize, communicate, and assess all of their students’ work!
Tell yourself you can get it done. Write down why you want to get it done. Find someone you can talk to about getting it done.
“As instructors, we can facilitate this enjoyment by trying to make our lessons fun, rather than laborious and painful. We can also put the emphasis on the learning process, rather than on grades or trivia contests in which students compete over which of them knows the most facts or figures.” – Daphne Stanford
As of today (Saturday, April 4, 2020) people all over the world have been ordered/strongly requested to stay at home. Shopping malls, amusement parks, theaters, concerts, sports events – basically any situation or venue where fifteen or more people can gather – are closed, cancelled, postponed, or not allowed to happen. That includes school.
Teachers and parents are scrambling to find online resources to structure online learning for their children. Schools are struggling to find the best way to communicate, assess, and instruct virtually.
In this post, I will 1) inundate you with sources so that you can select for yourself as well as 2) suggest my favourites for you to start with.
Cult of Pedagogy podcast
There are thousands or resources, but fundamentally, the best resource for you depends on age/grade and subject. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone could email you the day’s school work?
Barring that, the best source for sources I’ve discovered so far is the Cult of Pedagogy podcast/website, specifically Ms. Gonzalez’ March 30, 2020 podcast number 142.
There’s a massive, growing list of resources out there. Here it is.