Discussions You May Have Missed

Hello colleagues, I am highlighting some valuable discussions in our community that you may want to check out in case you missed them.

A Conversation About Google Classroom with Geoff Woodland

Geoff Woodland, who is an expert with Google Classroom, shared a wealth of information about this tool in this discussion. Geoff addressed the following questions among others.

  • Are all adult education programs eligible to use Google Classroom?

  • How can adult educators/programs sign up? 

  • Is there a cost?

  • What are the basic features of Google Classroom?

  • How can teachers and learners track progress on Google Classroom? What are some ways to integrate formative and summative assessments into this online space?

  • In what ways could Google Classroom help students to acquire better digital literacy skills?

Come join this discussion to learn all about Google Classroom!

4 Techniques for Getting Students Up and Out of Their Seats!

Are you familiar with these four techniques for getting students up and moving?

  • Four Corners
  • Gallery Walk
  • Silent Discussion Board (works especially well for introverts)
  • Musical Discussions

Tell us about your experiences with these techniques and to share some additional ideas for getting students moving.

Current Events Topics for Social Studies and Science

What are some current events in the news that you are including in your teaching?

  • Wildfires in Australia
  • Corona Virus
  • Anti-vaxxers
  • 2020 Election
  • Impeachment
  • 2020 Census
  • Kobe Bryant’s life and death

You are invited to share resources that you have found useful for teaching current events.

Thanks for being such a valuable part of our community!

Cheers, Susan Finn Miller

Moderator, Teaching & Learning CoP