Virtual Schooling, Cont.

Types of Virtual Schooling activities

Guest speakers and exchanges



Virtual Field Trips

Museum Partnerships

Web-Based Learning Activities

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Online High Schools

Creating a Virtual Schooling lesson plan
Read the following scenario and create a short virtual schooling lesson plan for your students to complete:
    • Your school has decided to have a Distance Learning Day for grades 4-10, where each student will complete learning activities online from home. A few students who are not able to work from home will be spending the day in the school computer lab. Each grade level will have to develop 4 age-appropriate learning activities for the students in the 4 main content areas. You and your colleagues decided to divide up the subjects and plan one lesson each for the entire grade level. Being the newest teacher in the grade level, you get to choose which subject you want to plan first, with Math, Science, Language Arts and Social Studies as your options.
The principal has given each grade level the following guidelines for creating a lesson:
      • Each lesson should take the students between 30-45 minutes to complete.
      • Each student must submit an assignment for the lesson. In other words, you need to have proof that they completed the activities.
      • Each lesson should include a variety of media (text, video, images, etc.).
      • Teachers are encouraged to use web-based tools, such as a wiki, blog, etc. for their lesson.
      • Teachers must be accessible to students in case they have questions (and they will!). Instructions for how students can contact you must be clearly stated in your lesson plan.
      • All assignments must be completed by 4:00 p.m. on Distance Learning Day.
    • Before you plan your lesson, you decided to see what other teachers have done in the past. Some teachers were not very tech savvy, so they stuck with what they knew best. They would post a worksheet on the school website, and their students would e-mail it to the teacher when it was completed. The principal has indicated that she does not like this approach, and she expects to see more innovative practices during Distance Learning Day this year. Other teachers have had their students complete a series of viewing, reading and/or listening activities, then created some questions for students to answer. Some of the teachers are having their students post responses on the class blog or wiki, while others are having them take an online quiz with Google Forms or Survey Monkey. Some teachers are having students discuss a topic on the class blog or wiki, where they respond to each others' postings. A few teachers utilized newer technologies, such as VoiceThread, Glogster or online simulations.

You will post your lesson plan on your web page (listed below). You may need to watch the introduction video (posted below) in case you have never edited a wiki before. Your lesson should take the students between 30-45 minutes to complete independently. Include links to all videos, images, audio, readings, worksheets or other media you plan on using for your lesson. You may include any of the projects you have already created for this class in this lesson (Student Search, Digital Image, Interactive PPT, Digital Audio, etc.) Your lesson should include:

      1. The title of the lesson
      2. The learning objective(s)
      3. Clear and detailed step-by-step instructions for students to follow when completing the lesson, complete with links to all media and resources. Remember, the students will be completing this assignment independently, so the instructions must be detailed enough that a 4th or 5th grade student will understand what to do at every point in the lesson. Never assume the students will automatically "know what you mean."
      4. An assignment to complete, along with instructions for how to turn it in to the teacher.
Web pages for lesson plan

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