COVID 19 TIPS
This year I am the Learning Support Teacher, so I do not work in a classroom but assist teachers with students that encounter reading and math challenges.
For many of us, it has been a huge learning curve. We had four days to get packages ready for students. The photocopier was going 24/7. I was fortunate to get some printable books and math workbooks copied off.
These are the tools that are used by the majority of the classroom teachers in my school.
- All our meetings and communications done through Google Hangouts
- All work assignments are displayed on Google slides and accessed through Google classroom
The tool that was new to me and I am really enjoy using is Screencastify. I use this tool when I am organizing individual plans. I can quickly do an instructional video and post a link to it on a Google slide. It automatically gets saved into my Google drive. The company is offering free access during this time.
It is difficult to offer advice, as each situation is different. We have to remember that we are all in this together. Our health should always take priority. I will certainly remember my last year of teaching being a challenging one.
EVERYBODY STAY STRONG!