The short answer is COVID! More and more our lives are including an online component. Google has given teachers, students, and pretty much everyone an amazing set of tools that are incredibly user-friendly and intuitive to use. For my needs as an Art Specialist, I need engaging and interactive presentation tools! Apple products are still … Continue reading Why complete a course on Google Forms Essential Training
Why complete a course on Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS)
First let me tell you that this was a huge revelation to me! While I have been using this method to lesser degrees for years, I never knew how deeply logical this could be to use when designing inclusive lessons for diversified classrooms. It gives us a clear and easy starting point (on almost any … Continue reading Why complete a course on Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS)
Why complete a course in Gamification of Learning
I recently got news that I might have to teach online for this semester, because of Covid restrictions... I choose to look at this as an opportunity to learn new skills. As I was collecting classes to take on LinkedIn Learning, I came across Gamification. I've been hearing about it in seminars and lectures for … Continue reading Why complete a course in Gamification of Learning
Why a Certification as a Home Educator?
Part of how I've been describing myself as a teacher is being an educator with a teaching philosophy based on STEM / STEAM curricula, Universal Design for Learning, Emergent Curricula, and Maker-oriented education systems. If I had to say what theories/methods I use the most, I would be taking about aspects of Reggio-Emilia, Montessori, Waldorf, … Continue reading Why a Certification as a Home Educator?
Teaching Art – Getting Ready to Go Online
Course review: Illustrating Expressive Portraits in Procreate by Maia Faddoul REMINDER: SKILLSHARE IS STILL OFFERING AN EXTENDED FREE TRIAL PERIOD OF 60 DAYS! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS! REGISTER NOW!!! I really enjoyed this course. At first, I had concerns that I wouldn't follow because it was all done on … Continue reading Teaching Art – Getting Ready to Go Online
Have Fun Learning New Stuff – For Free
Skillshare is offering a Free trial. As you know, I've been having a ton of fun learning stuff about giving online classes, perfecting my blog, teaching, and art techniques… You have 27000 courses to choose from on all sorts of subjects! Take the plunge during the pandemic and have some fun while learning. IT'S FREE!
It’s a Great Teaching Tool and home learning games to boot!
Kahoot is having a full set of workshops on how to use this amazing teaching tool! IT'S FREE!!! Sign up here! https://kahoot.com/schools/kahoot-edu-summit/ I've used Kahoot to teach English as a second language, and as part of a literacy program I launched a few years ago for an after school youth centre for teens. Learner is … Continue reading It’s a Great Teaching Tool and home learning games to boot!
Prepare & Structure Online Courses – Online Teaching Tips!
How I Prepare & Structure my Online Courses? Behind the Scenes Online Teaching Tips! A class by Andrzej Pach I just finished this introductory course for giving online classes. One of the best 30 minutes you will spend! Andrzej Pach is the Skillshare teacher and walks you through the process of putting together his excellent online … Continue reading Prepare & Structure Online Courses – Online Teaching Tips!