Keeping Our Community Connected

Teaching Through a Pandemic: A Mindset for This Moment – Hundreds of teachers, many of them operating in countries where teach-from-home has been in place for weeks, weigh in on the mental approach you need to stay grounded in this difficult time. By Stephen Merrill, Posted on Edutopia.

Transition to Online Teaching, Guides and Delivery Options
From Concordia University’s Centre for Teaching and Learning:
– Moving your course meetings online
– Adding Audio Narration to PowerPoint Slides
– Using Moodle to Facilitate Learning Activities in Moodle
– Adapting Labs and STEM Courses to the Online environment

Teaching Continuity Guide for Unplanned Course Interruptions from McGill University – This guide has been prepared to assist instructors in continuing to teach during the disruption brought on by COVID-19. These resources will continue to be updated; therefore, please check the McGill page for new information.

Online Teaching Tutorial – Developed by Dawson Teachers Laurent Duval and Chantale Giguère – This 15 minute multi-media tutorial will introduce you to: Online course development, technology choices, advantages and challenges. Continue to the tutorial 

Library, classroom and action centre: design metaphors that shape pedagogy, roles and success criteria for online courses
By David William Price, Department of Education, Concordia University.

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Dawson College eLearning Community of Practice
For more information go to their website.

Top tips for using PhET sims to support online learning
With many schools shifting to online teaching, we wanted to share these recommendations for ways to use our 158 STEM simulations (83 in HTML5) to support your students’ learning.

Online Curation & Social Annotation @ Vanier
Online curation is increasingly recognized as a necessary life-long skill for managing information overload.

Keep Teaching from University of British Columbia – Includes Tips For Quickly Preparing To Teach Online

Discipline-specific Resources for Remote Instruction from McGill University

Emerging Strategies for COVID-19: Discussion & Resource Sharing
STLHE and its Educational Developers Caucus (EDC) have developed a new website with resources to assist learning institutions with a curated list of resources for teaching and assessment online, convenient links to information on well-being, and links to information on responses by learning institutions –  www.keepteaching.ca

Learning community – Linkr
During this difficult time, linkr can provide you with an easy-to-set-up, engaging and interactive online classroom. Linkr is free, safe, and GDPR compliant and offers your class the possibility of engaging with an international community of online educators and learners.

Innovations – myDalite
A free open-source web-based platform that promotes conceptual learning. Teachers can assign questions as out-of-class homework through any learning management system.

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Guiding principles for academic work in unprecedented times
By Robert Talbert 

Répertoire du travail à distance : Collaboration, Organisation, Support
Les bonnes adresses pour commencer rapidement.

 

 

Articles, books, news, resources and more on Blended Learning

Flipped classroom activities – A list of activities designed to shift the students’ initial contact with the material out of the classroom.