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03.20.20 Feedback and Accountability Loops for Online Classes

Previously I blogged about how important it is in online learning to include lots of short consolidation activities–moments when students interact with the content you’re sharing and consolidate it into memory–and become engaged and active participants. This is true whether you are using ‘synchronous’–live with students in real time–or ‘asynchronous’–you prepare something for students to view…


03.19.20 “Pause Points”: A clip from Sara Sherr’s (Online) Classroom

I want to share the two very short clips from Sara Sherr’s online classes at Uncommon Preparatory High School this afternoon. Sara has been using asynchronous videos to teach her students. If the term ‘asynchronous’ is unfamiliar, here’s a quick primer. In the first clip Sara is beginning her lesson. I want to coin a term…