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Make Math Moments Academy Forums Community Discussion Water Cooler How do I transfer seamlessly from face to face to home learning and back again? Reply To: How do I transfer seamlessly from face to face to home learning and back again?

  • Heidi Warrington

    July 20, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    Hi Terry! I’ve been thinking a lot about this question as my small private school intends to have in school classes but we of course need contingency plans if there is a local outbreak, state rules change, etc. My intention is to first work hard to set clear class guidelines and build good relationships in person so that the students communicate well with each other and me if we need to go online. We used Google classroom in the spring and it worked well for asynchronous learning (which was mandated by my head of school – that may be tweaked if we go online again). So in September, I’m going to start a google classroom for each of my classes, have assignments posted there as well as giving them out in class, and have at least one assignment a week that they have to turn in online (to get them used to scanning) and then I’ll post my comments on it online as well to get them used to looking for feedback there. This is my first year using the 3-Act tasks so after we have done a couple of them in class, I intend as an assignment to post a first act video, have them enter a few notice and wonders on a shared google document, and then the next day in class we will use those to move on to Act 2; my hope if we go online is that I can do something similar but use a zoom meeting for Act 2 and break-out rooms to have the students work on tasks at home before we re-join to discuss the solution. I also would like to have more regular feedback from the students if we go online so I’m thinking of requiring them to post in our google classroom each Thursday night what they are feeling confident about that week and what is still tough for them in math; we have a weekly Friday check in quiz so I figure a little reflection the night before would be useful. Would love to hear others ideas on moving between in person and online — I know it’s going to be tricky!