Are you at a loss for how to plan your distance learning lessons on google classroom for the next 2-4 weeks?
The good news is lesson planning for virtual teaching isn’t that much different than normal lesson planning! Online teaching is only different in that everything you do, say, and post on your LMS must be clear, have a purpose, and be sequenced.
Here are the key differences:
- Make an introductory post explaining what the students will be learning that day and what the learning objectives include. This takes the mystery out of what they should take away from the lesson and why it matters.
- Part of e-lesson planning is anticipating what students will have questions about and what technical issues they might run into. You need to make videos that either address these issues or put other supports in place to address them.
- Sequence the content in a clear, logical manner. This way, students know exactly what they need to complete in what order.
- Select a deliverable that will demonstrate the student’s learning and accountability for completing the lesson. Go for highly individualized items like reflections, constructed responses, or a project to cut down on peer collaboration and cheating incidents.
- Post the point value and the rubric, so students know the expectations.
Download my free distance learning e-lesson planner for Google Classroom here.