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Weekly t-shirt challenge: Remote Learning Tools

  • 1.  Weekly t-shirt challenge: Remote Learning Tools

    Posted Thu March 12, 2020 12:17 PM
    Remote Learning Tools

    This week has been very interesting and the topic of Connecting in the Virtual World seems to be quite timely.  I appreciate all of your suggestions but the most votes went to @Md.Sadek Hossain Asif for his description of some cutting edge technology.

    Over the last week, I'm hearing from more and more faculty that they have to switch delivering classes completely online.  I know that a sudden switch can be quite stressful since you aren't given time to investigate the best tools for your situation.  For this week's challenge, share with us your favorite tools and methods for teach completely online.

    The rules:
    1.  Every Thursday, I'll start a new discussion thread titled Weekly Challenge.

    2.  This week, reply to the thread with your ideas for Teaching Completely Online.  

    3.  Vote for your favorite entries by clicking the "Recommend" button next to your favorites.

    4.  The following Thursday, I'll announce the winner and start the next week's thread.

    5.  The person submitting the item with the most votes will receive one of these Legends of Z t-shirts (or equivalent)!


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    Misty Decker
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  • 2.  RE: Weekly t-shirt challenge: Remote Learning Tools

    Posted Fri March 13, 2020 10:15 AM
    Hi Misty,
    I just completed a Master in Data Science through the University of Notre Dame program.  They used several tools.  There was an asynchronous component where the student works though videos, readings, assignments and things independently on their time.   Once a week the entire class got together in a live class session using the Zoom tool.  I felt this was very effective.  Online learning can be isolating but the live class session provided that real time interaction with your class mates that can be lacking in online classes that just use email and discussion boards for interaction.
    I am adjunct teaching at a university right now and we have to swing from in person to online format due to the coronavirus precautions.  I am going to do the best I can to use that combination of asynchronous and synchronous teaching for my students.
    Steve Lauretti

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  • 3.  RE: Weekly t-shirt challenge: Remote Learning Tools

    Posted Mon March 16, 2020 08:57 AM
    First a question... what is used for a tie breaker as it seems the last challenge ended with a tie score?

    For this week... last year I completed an online course through Harvard University, since I already have a Masters degree, I was curious to complete a Continuing Education course through Harvard. The course utilized a platform called edx.org, which provided all of the options you can imagine for accessing content. Videos, external electronic documents/publications, discussion boards, writing assignments, etc... It was self-paced, but the course had to be completed within the current semester. I found the platform to be very easy to use and the performance was excellent, no wait for items to load or advance to next steps, etc...

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  • 4.  RE: Weekly t-shirt challenge: Remote Learning Tools

    Posted Mon March 16, 2020 01:31 PM

    Thanks for the question Mark!

    Since this is a challenge and not an official contest, there are no officially published "rules".
    But rather, I get to decide how to do it.  

    For most of the weeks that there was a tie, I sent all of the top vote getters a shirt.
    Last week wasn't a tie at the time I checked, but it seems someone added a vote after I picked and posted the winner.
    Since you've never won a shirt before, let me send you one!

    Thanks for participating!
    Misty (I love that I get to make the rules) Decker



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  • 5.  RE: Weekly t-shirt challenge: Remote Learning Tools

    Posted Thu March 19, 2020 08:54 AM
    hi Misty
    i think that best tools for Remote Learning Tools

    • Microsoft Teams
    Microsoft Teams is a unified communication and collaboration platform that combines persistent workplace chat, video meetings, file storage, and application integration
    Distance & Remote Learning | Microsoft Education
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    Distance & Remote Learning | Microsoft Education
    As concern grows around COVID-19, many education leaders are making the difficult decision to close schools. To help make the transition to distance learning, we've created resources, training and how to guides that we hope will help support  IT, educators, staff and students as they make this transition.
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    Distance & Remote Learning | Microsoft Education
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    Distance & Remote Learning | Microsoft Education
    As concern grows around COVID-19, many education leaders are making the difficult decision to close schools. To help make the transition to distance learning, we've created resources, training and how to guides that we hope will help support  IT, educators, staff and students as they make this transition.
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    Office 365 A1 is the free plan

    • Compare Office 365 Education Plans

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      1 For subscriptions that do not include the fully installed Office applications: Users can connect the following versions of Outlook to their business-class email, so they can use the rich client application they already know: the latest version of Outlook, Outlook 2013, and Outlook 2011 for Mac.
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    • Google Hangouts

    Google Hangouts is a communication software product developed
    Google Hangouts
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    Google Hangouts
    Hangouts bring conversations to life with photos, emoji, and even group video calls for free. Connect with friends across computers, Android, and Apple devices.
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    • Google Classroom

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    Google Classroom is a free web service, developed by Google for schools, that aims to simplify creating, distributing, and grading assignments in a paperless way. The primary purpose of Google Classroom is to streamline the process of sharing files between teachers and students
    • Slack

      Slack is a proprietary instant messaging platform developed by Slack Technologies

    Where work happens
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    Where work happens
    Instead of a single overstuffed inbox, conversations in Slack happen in dedicated spaces called channels. Slack makes it simple to follow conversations or find important information in an easily searchable archive. Unlike email, Slack lets you choose which conversations are most important - and which can wait.
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    • TeamViewer

    TeamViewer is a proprietary software application for remote control, desktop sharing, online meetings, web conferencing and file transfer between computers
    TeamViewer - Remote Support, Remote Access, Service Desk, Online Collaboration and Meetings
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    TeamViewer - Remote Support, Remote Access, Service Desk, Online Collaboration and Meetings
    Keep your IT secure and your uptime high with TeamViewer Remote Management, our integrated RMM solution. Monitor various aspects of your devices, patch outdated software, and gather valuable information in one central location. Stay ahead of issues by being notified as soon as something critical is going on.
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    • UNICEF's Endorsement

      Free and open digital tools to support remote learning during temporary school closures

      Free and open digital tools to support remote learning during temporary school closures
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      Free and open digital tools to support remote learning during temporary school closures
      Learning Apps Akelius: A language learning application and online platform that focuses on students without a native literacy in their native language who need to learn a foreign language. On mobile devices, computers and through Google Play. Available languages: Greek, English, French, Swedish. Accessed through: https://www.akelius.com/en/language-course or downloaded via Google Play.
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    • cambridge Endorsement
    • Tools to support remote teaching and learning

      Tools to support remote teaching and learning
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      Tools to support remote teaching and learning
      Remote teaching creates huge opportunities for effective learning and collaboration outside the classroom. It is important to keep the following in mind before you explore the various online tools available: The focus should be on pedagogy and learning, rather than technology. All the tools still require the skill, experience and expertise of a teacher.
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    • Best Student-Collaboration Tools

    Best Student-Collaboration Tools | Common Sense Education
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    Best Student-Collaboration Tools | Common Sense Education
    Great collaboration apps, games, and websites that help students help each other. Explore this Best Student-Collaboration Tools Top Picks list of 34 tools curated by Common Sense Education editors to find relevant and engaging edtech solutions for your classroom.
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    • 35 USEFUL REMOTE LEARNING RESOURCES

    35 Useful Remote Learning Resources - Lucky Little Learners
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    35 Useful Remote Learning Resources - Lucky Little Learners
    More and more teachers are searching for remote learning resources due to the outbreak of COVID-19. This post is going to save you for hours and hours of endless scrolling to find the perfect website, app, or no prep activities to help your students.
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    https://luckylittlelearners.com/35-useful-remote-learning-resources/

    • 105 Tools for Distance Learning & Strategies for Student Engagement
    105 Tools for Distance Learning & Strategies for Student Engagement | Albert Resources
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    105 Tools for Distance Learning & Strategies for Student Engagement | Albert Resources
    With the rapid growth of preventative responses towards the COVID-19 outbreak, it seems distance learning is trend here to stay at least for the next 6-12 months. Being prepared to take your classrooms fully online can be stressful, and finding the right curriculum resources challenging when it may be your first foray into the EdTech space.
    View this on Albert Resources >
    https://www.albert.io/blog/tools-for-distance-learning/

    hope that will be useful

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    Abdelrazek Rizk
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