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Ice Breakers & More

Some school districts are announcing their plans for the fall and I know that regardless of where students learn, the first few weeks are going to be so important.  I will definitely have a bootcamp/orientation to help students learn the tools that we will be using.  Here are a few first week of school activities…… Continue reading Ice Breakers & More

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Face to Face and Online Learning

Decisions about the upcoming school year are starting to be finalized and it will be an interesting school year.  My state and school district are preparing for three possible options: face to face, online, and a hybrid model.  These models are all very different and I am so overwhelmed by the possibilities that I have…… Continue reading Face to Face and Online Learning

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Virtual Grab It Game

With the possibility of continuing distance learning or having hybrid classes, I have started modifying my activities to fit the new models.  My students loved playing the grab it game (or Taco /Macaron game) to quickly review vocab or grammar structures.  I have modified this fun game to allow for social distancing or distance learning. …… Continue reading Virtual Grab It Game

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Guided Writing And Feedback Using Google Docs

One of the recent discussions I have seen on Twitter is how to stop students from using Google translate on their writing assignments and how to give them feedback.  This has been a concern of mine since we started distance learning and the main reason that I have used interpretive assessments. Since writing is an…… Continue reading Guided Writing And Feedback Using Google Docs

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Reflections on Week 1 of Distance Learning

This first week of online learning has been pretty successful for my students.  Almost all of my students are on track and doing really well on each task.  A few were slow to start and a small number of students have not logged on to Schoology this week. I’m not sure what to call this…… Continue reading Reflections on Week 1 of Distance Learning