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Suggestions for Creating eLearning Activities

Suggestions for Creating eLearning Activities

  1. eLearning assignments should reflect everyday use of Google Classroom to share content, make assignments and collaborate with students. Help with Google Classroom can be found here.  Directions to add co-teachers  for additional support can be found here as well.
  2. Use digital tools that you and your students have practiced using in the classroom. Don’t try something new on an eLearning Day. 
  3. Use Google Classroom to effectively communicate with students. Make sure instructions are clear and precise.  For example, use the Topic feature in Google Classroom to highlight the eLearning content and assignments for students.
  4. Use GSuite Apps to generate materials and assignment for students. Be consistent in the naming scheme for files attached to assignments. Example:  Student Directions eLearning Assignment 1 or Reading Passage eLearning Assignment 1. 
  5. Create a Google Doc to include in the assignment with detailed step by step directions for students. This is helpful for parents as well.
  6. Use SMART Learning Suite to create an interactive lesson through Google Drive that includes game-based activities and ad-free YouTube videos. Post the link to that lesson in Google Classroom for you students to access at home and complete at their own pace.
  7. Use the Chrome extension Screencastify or Screencast-O-Matic to create short instructional videos. Store the videos in  your Google Drive for easy access with Google Classroom. 
  8. Insert Audio into your Google Slides to add narration for instruction.
  9. Use online software for student practice and assessment. Lexia (K-8), Dreambox (K-8), Online Activities from Textbooks, Discovery Ed Science TechBook (K-8), Mindplay, Big Ideas (Math K-5).
  10. For safe searching consider utilizing Discus.