Covid-19 Educators Lockdown Day 1

So, since my campus was shutdown this week, I’ve been emailing my teachers in mass everyday with thoughts and suggestions on how to transition from face-to-face teaching to distance learning.  The more I thought about it, the more I realized that others might benefit from this as well.

Email Day 1 Suggestions:

Good Monday everyone.  I hope this email finds you well.  As we start to explore some of the options for distance learning with our students, I thought I would share some ideas with you.  Each day this week, I will share a major idea that can be used both digitally and physically (paper). I hope you find this helpful.  If you have any questions please let me know and I’ll help as best I can.

So many of us rely on our interactions with students to motivate their completing work in the classroom.  Sometimes that can seem difficult when trying to envision it in a digital or remote format. The first type of interaction I’m going to share with you is called Hyperdocs.  Some of you might be familiar with it, but I suspect a few are not.  


What is it?: This is an interactive digital doc that allows students to absorb information and interact with it directly on documents.  Think of it as a one-stop-shopping experience for a lesson. Here is a link that goes into much further detail:

What does it look like?

Digital – it is a Google document that is full of hyperlinks, videos, and information.  Students read or watch information and then can complete questionnaires or any other creative assignment that involves the information.  It can be distributed via a link, Google Classroom, or Canvas (if the link option is used, the students would have to email or share to submit the assignments).

Physical – this would look like a throw-back to our high school days in that it would be physical packets of reading, slides, or other information with worksheets, questions, and/or writing/creative projects.  If you have to send home packets, there really isn’t much of an option here.

Please let me know if you have any questions and I’ll help the best I can.  Otherwise, be on the lookout for another suggestion tomorrow.


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