Category Archives: Remote Learning

Don’t hit record! Don’t turn on the Zoom mic! Don’t Flipgrid! First…

Fourth graders are learning about the Reconstruction. The teacher wants to test out his new green screen tools. She has students speak and posts the video on YouTube. A huge problem: she is so focused on the tech tool that … Continue reading

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Does Remote Learning Work?

Stop putting pressure on yourself by trying to do the impossible. Every parent knows that online learning does not work. There is no meaningful instruction as a result of screen time at home. (Verification from the N.Y. Times here.) This … Continue reading

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Does remote learning work? (Part Two)

So here we are in crisis. Schools are closed for an indefinite time. The key is to move your instruction online. Young students will access the materials we put online and will learn effectively. They will watch the instructional videos … Continue reading

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Blame the messenger–Why Online Instruction Fails

You’ve heard the phrase before. Someone brings you some bad news, and, as you begin to get upset, he says, “Hey, don’t blame the messenger!” In a school I worked at, our team leader said it often. He went to … Continue reading

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