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Online Teaching and Learning

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Latest Activity: Apr 9, 2018

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SIGN2SING SCHOOLS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT. BE PART OF IT!

Started by Richard Wood Dec 4, 2012. 0 Replies

On February 6th 2013 schools worldwide will come together to sign2sing for SignHealth and break a world record. Register your schools interest now and receive a digital schools pack including a FREE…Continue

Are you writing your own courses or buying them already made?

Started by Diane Gihring. Last reply by Diane Gihring Feb 12, 2012. 6 Replies

Hi, I was in a conversation with an online administrator yesterday and we were talking about curriculum development. Is you school buying classes from somewhere else, or developing them specific to…Continue

Tags: development, curriculum

Free resource for English spelling practice...

Started by Richard Wood Dec 14, 2011. 0 Replies

Spellathon is a  free teaching resource for English spelling practice in the classroom and at home. Its  fun, competitive and engaging.Spellathon is also the biggest sponsored global spelling…Continue

Tags: http://www.spellathon.net

Math remediation and acceleration programs

Started by Mitchell Swords. Last reply by Jamie House Nov 30, 2011. 2 Replies

Our school is in the process of identifying math programs for online use. Our purposes for these programs is listed below:- To identify needs of students based on pennsylvania state standards.-To…Continue

Tags: online, learning, math, remediation, aleks

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Comment by Rossel Mulaire on April 6, 2011 at 11:43am

Good morning.....calling all teachers, students, colleagues, etc...

I sincerely apologize if any of you are receiving this message more than once. We are trying to reach as many teachers/students as possible around the world. It's possible that you're a member of more than one of the groups I have joined. My apologies!

My name is Rossel Mulaire. I am a Canadian teacher who has been living and working in Monterrey, Mexico since 2004. For the past two years, I have been teaching 8th and 9th grade Social Studies/World History. My other responsibilities include being our school's Model United Nation's advisor and Social Studies Department Head. I have taught many different grade levels (first through tenth grades), in Canada, South Korea, and Mexico.

I recently started a little project on Twitter with my 8th and 9th graders, tweeting daily about historical facts and events, sort of like a "this day in history". We are wondering if you'd be able to give out our twitter address to students and teachers. Not only wherever you find yourselves now, but anywhere else you may have contacts. We see this as a great way to teach and appreciate history, bit by bit, one small step at a time. We are trying to use technology to reach more students, and to open dialogue with students and teachers around the world.

If you are in a position to help us, please do so by JOINING US ON TWITTER and by sending our twitter address to students and colleagues, past and present. Ask them to follow our many daily tweets. At the moment, we are tweeting about historical events and facts from around the world. We'd love to see students commenting on our tweets, and also, by adding to our project by posting historical content from their respected countries.

We are hoping to hear from teachers and students from all  parts of the world! The students are keeping a record of the various countries following us! Please help out by following us. The more people (students, teachers, family members, etc) we have following us, the more excited the students get. This excitement then becomes a motivator to continue! Help us make learning about history a little more interesting!

Our  twitter address is: www.twitter.com/rosselmulaire

Please feel free to contact me anytime. I'd be happy to answer any questions or doubt you may have.

Rossel Mulaire

Colegio Euroamericano,

8th and 9th grade Social Studies teacher

Social Studies Department Head and Model United Nations Advisor

www.twitter.com/rosselmulaire

Comment by Diane Gihring on January 9, 2011 at 1:16pm

Hi Steven, We offer almost all of our onground classes online, and then a few online that we don't have onground. The majority of our students are onground students who take one or two classes online. We do have full time online students and we also have students who do not attend our school who take one or two classes with us, like from public schools.  Our full timers are usually professional athletes, home schoolers, or families who want a Christian education and there is not a Christian school close to them.

Our teachers are mostly credentialed teachers who are stay at home moms, some retirees, and a few full time teachers who want to work more and/or be involved in online teaching. We do have a few teachers who teach full time on our ground campus and then also teach a class online.

Do you teach for one school or do you work for a number of schools? What grade level do you teach? How long have you been in online education? What LMS are you currently using?

We are using Angel and I really love it, but with it being bought by Blackboard we are looking at other options.

In any of your classes do you have a live element?

Looks like this could be a fun group :)  Thanks for starting it.!

Comment by Steven Isaacs on January 9, 2011 at 10:27am
Welcome, Diane.  The group is quite new.  I would like to use the group to share ideas related to online teaching, constructivist learning, etc.  I teach online and am always interested in hearing what other online programs are doing.  Generally speaking, I would like to think that this could become a networking area for those involved in online teaching / learning and those looking to get involved.  What kind of online courses are offered through your school?  Do students generally attend the ground high school and take select courses online?  Do you have any fully online students?  Do your online teachers exclusively teach online or do they teach a combination of ground and online courses?
Comment by Diane Gihring on January 9, 2011 at 12:43am
HI, I am a part of Orange Lutheran Online. We are an online high school that is a part of a ground high school.  I train and supervise our online teachers, and manage curriculum and schedules...  What's going on in this group?
 

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