This has been quite the week. As I have watched the national headlines regarding COVID-19, and am now faced with the local implications, I find myself feeling anxious and overwhelmed. I am confident that I am not alone in this.
We want to support you as you plan to teach in the midst of schools being closed. We thought about what we could provide that would not only meet your needs, but be helpful to students learning at home and practical for this situation.
Remote Learning Lesson Ideas
We landed on Remote Learning Lessons covering Equations. These will include short videos and Google Forms that you can assign to your students via your LMS. (If you currently don’t use a learning management system, you can still use these lessons! See video below on some ways to teach remotely.)
Please know that these resources will be FREE to you. Click here to access the video lessons.
Here is what you need to know about the remote learning lessons.
The lessons cover:
- One-Step Equations (with integers) – complete
- One-Step Equations (with rational numbers) – complete
- Two-Step Equations (with integers) – complete
- Two-Step Equations (with rational numbers) – complete
- Equations with the Distributive Property – complete
- Multi-Step Equations (with integers) – complete
- Multi-Step Equations (with rational numbers) – complete
- Volume of Rectangular Prisms – complete
- Volume of Triangular Prisms – complete
- Volume of Pyramids – complete
- Volume of Cylinders – complete
- Volume of Cones – complete
- Volume of Spheres – complete
The Lesson Plan
- 5-8 teacher-led examples via video
- 5 Practice problems on Google Forms self-grading exit ticket
This is uncharted territory for all of us, but we know that just because we can’t open our classroom doors doesn’t mean that our students have to stop learning.
These lessons are being built from the ground up, so they will not be live all at once, but we do plan to have resources available for you beginning Monday, March 16.
We have also compiled some resources that will benefit your students during this time. The video below can show you how to take the Maneuvering the Middle student handouts (or any PDF) and use them for online learning.
Recording Videos of Existing MTM Resources (DESKTOP)
Recording Videos of Existing MTM Resources (IPAD)
Helpful Links from Video –
- Loom: Allows you to record your computer screen | Free educator account
- Lumin: Allows you to manipulate PDFs from your browser – add shapes, comments, color coding, etc. | Free for 14 days | $5 a month after that
- Zoom: Video conferencing | Free for schools impacted by the Coronavirus.
- Kami: Allows students to annotate a PDF | Free
LOOKING FOR ADDITIONAL DIGITAL PRACTICE?
If you need any other digital materials for your students, check out the Google activities section of our shop. This post explains how you can use the digital activities in more detail though you may have to adjust for remote learning.
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