Most high school curricula require students to develop critical thinking skills that they demonstrate by being able to both peer- and self-edit written work. Developing the ability to look closely and critically at one's own work is difficult. Helping students to see the component parts of a piece of writing and analyse each bit at a time can help.
There are a number of excellent resources (and some not-so-excellent ones) out there about online learning and remote teaching that advises using video conferencing. There are ways to use videos to teach really well, and there are ways where using videos might not actually add too much to your teaching. In this blog, we quickly walk through some pros and cons of different video teaching methodologies and give some suggestions of when/how to use each type.
Maybe your school or district is now turning to take-home exams. Perhaps your college or university has decided to have you write exams at home. Awesome, right? You'll have your notes and be able to write in the comfort of your home. But remember: it's still an exam and you'll still want to prepare. So here are strategies to make sure you ace those take-home exams!
Educators are finding themselves asked not only to be experts in their fields, not only to care about teaching and learning, but also to (quite suddenly!) translate their expertise in the classroom into exciting and equitable online lessons and exams. It's a tall order. So we have some quick and dirty tricks to help educators with writing take-home exams, especially with essay or long-answer type questions.
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