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Here's a discussion post from Jennifer Kluempen that may be of interest to ESL/ESOL teachers here as well as others who are teaching remotely. Please remember; to reply, go to the discussion in the group in which it is being held; don't reply here. Do reply here, however, with suggestions for our group members of discussions that may be of interest that are being held in other LINCS groups. Thanks.
David J. Rosen, Moderator
LINCS CoP Integrating Technology group
Right now we are in the middle of remote casas testing as we are finishing up the extended spring session. We are doing one-on-one remote testing which is working, but it is tedious and slow.
We are running a 6 week summer class starting July 13th. We'll be using Burlington English for the first time. Any one else using BE want to share ideas about planning and using it remotely? I'm thinking that maybe I don't need to use Google Classroom along with BE since they already have a learning management system integrated. I want students to focus on learning to use BE, as well as Zoom, so I wonder if it would be better to simplify the technology load for them.
I will also continue using WhatsApp and set up a private group for my class. This will be our main form of communication sharing along with email, but I find students are much more comfortable using WhatsApp.
Our summer classes will be fully remote. No one is allowed back in the buildings yet in our area of NJ. We will continue with live Zoom classes and independent student work. While students do their homework from Burlington English, I will be available to them on WhatsApp for questions and assistance. This is how we are structuring the classes, since we have a 3 hour requirement to fulfill. We will do 2 hours of Zoom class, then 1 hour of independent work.