A major hurdle for (non-verbal) human communication = how to connect with students without physical presence

 

Many of us have felt simply overwhelmed with trying to learn these new systems, and decide which are really worth our time to learn. The other night we watched the first online video from my little girl’s elementary school teacher.  She looked completely strung out and had posted it at 8:30 pm. You could tell that she had more than likely spent the last two days getting a crash course through Google hangouts, google sites, Loom, video conferencing, Nearpod and even the creation of take home packets.  And, with this new online world everything seems so urgent. I’m seemingly just going from one email, or online message to the next as I try to keep connected with my students. I worry that if I miss that email or message for help, my student may not log on again. As teachers, we are having to learn how to balance efficiently learning new online systems, while also not allowing it to consume our lives. Here are some quick tips for choosing what is worth your time and best for your students

https://theutahteacher.com/2020/04/06/were-online-but-are-we-connecting

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