Activities Across Grade Levels: Webinars

For those who have been forced from the classroom into online instruction, it's important to get a better sense of how different kinds of learning activities can happen at different levels. Susan and Rushton spend a half hour helping you with tools and resources to take learning to the next level, whether you're in person or online.

Susan Stewart (on Twitter, the #K2CanToo sharing on Twitter)

Rushton Hurley (on Twitter, his challenge for teachers to improve what they do)

Upcoming

Activities Across Grade Levels, Episode 29: Gamified Learning

In this half-hour episode of Activities Across Grade Levels, the team looks at tools and ideas for gamification, with a special appearance from Krause Center for Innovation Teacher-in-Residence Kas Pereira to share her experiences with Classcraft!

Register for free: Thursday, October 22nd, at 3:30p Pacific / 6:30p Eastern

Previously

Episode 28: Service to Others

In this half-hour episode of Activities Across Grade Levels, the team looks at possibilities for having students do projects, even if you're doing so at a distance, that can bring smiles and hope to others. Click below for the recording, or for the slides, and here for the links we mentioned.

* K-2 (Socktober) from 2:19
* Grade 3-5 (3D printing) from 5:38
* Middle School (inspirational videos) from 10:00
* High School (Service via Video, community service clubs) from 16:45

Episode 27: International Connection

In this half-hour episode of Activities Across Grade Levels, the team looks at the power of international connections for students' sense of their possibilities in the world. Click below for the recording, or for the slides, and here for the links we mentioned.

* K-2 (Epic Books, Global Read Aloud, and more) from 3:58
* Grade 3-5 (Earth, GridPals) from 10:47
* Middle School (iEARN, Google MyMaps) from 12:49
* High School (great videos, Duolingo) from 18:26

Episode 26: Sharing a Message

In this half-hour episode of Activities Across Grade Levels, the team looks at ways of delivering content, including through graphic design, short videos, and more. Click below for the recording, or for the slides, and here for the links we mentioned.

* K-2 (pictures supporting a message, slides) from 3:58
* Grade 3-5 (Slidesmania, image masking, visual arguments) from 11:11
* Middle School (Adobe Spark, Wikimedia Commons) from 16.25
* High School (creative homework, better slides, Zoom custom gallery) from 21:29

Episode 25: Arts & Culture

In this half-hour episode of Activities Across Grade Levels, Susan and Rushton look at the many possibilities of Google Arts & Culture for helping kids at all levels raise their game academically. Click below for the recording, or for the slides, and here for the links we mentioned.

* K-2 (Pigasso met Mootisse, stories) from 4:30
* Grade 3-5 (Then and Now, AR) from 8:33
* Middle School (NASA, Starry Night) from 14:38
* High School (Eiffel Tower, India, Banksy, sushi) from 19:19

Episode 24: Synchronous Engagement

In this half-hour episode of Activities Across Grade Levels, Susan and Rushton look at teacher-created resource libraries, tips for Zoom, and much more! Click below for the recording, or for the slides, and here for the links we mentioned.

* K-2 (Jamboard and Pear Deck) from 4:00
* Grade 3-5 (Whiteboard.fi) from 9:50
* Middle School (Padlet, Quizizz, Flippity) from 14:02
* High School (images, screencasts) from 20:06

Episode 23: Save Time, Remove Headaches

In this half-hour episode of Activities Across Grade Levels, Susan and Rushton look at teacher-created resource libraries, tips for Zoom, and much more! Click below for the recording, or here for the slides, and here for the links we mentioned.

* K-2 (Slidesmania, Classroom Screen, etc.) from 4:40
* Grade 3-5 (Flippity, Bitmoji, Autocrat) from 10:55
* Middle School (teacher-created resource libraries, Zoom sharing tip) from 18:14
* High School (filetype searches, breakout room assessment) from 21:04

Episode 22: Jamboard

In this half-hour episode of Activities Across Grade Levels, Susan and Rushton were joined by Tom Mullaney (@TomEMullaney) to look at the many possibilities of Jamboard, Google's collaborative online whiteboard tool. Click below for the recording, or here for the slides, and here for the links we mentioned.

* K-2 (and more!) from 4:54
* Grade 3-5 from 14:36
* Middle School from 15:57
* High School from 17:33

Episode 21: Eduprotocols

In this half-hour episode of Activities Across Grade Levels, Susan and Rushton were joined by Jon Corippo (@jcorippo), who wrote The Eduprotocol Field Guide with Marlena Hebern. Click below for the recording, or here for the slides, and here for the links we mentioned.

* K-5 from 6:44
* Middle and high school from 15:00

Episode 20: Compare and Contrast

In this half-hour episode of Activities Across Grade Levels, Susan and Rushton share their takes on how online instruction (or even the in-person kind) can use compare and contrast activities to engage students. Click below for the recording, or here for the slides, and here for the links we mentioned.

* K-2 (sentence starters and texts) from 3:12
* Grade 3-5 (math discourse and visual arguments) from 6:35
* Middle School (mesmerizing visuals and student videos) from 9:39
* High School (innovative nonprofits and assignments) from 14:38

Episode 19: Fake News

In this half-hour episode of Activities Across Grade Levels, Susan and Rushton welcomed Fact vs Fiction co-author Darren Hudgins (@dhudgins), who will walk us through the rather timely topic of fake news. Click below for the recording, or here for the slides, and here for the links we mentioned.

* K-5 (books on perspective) from 6:00
* Middle School (digital detectives) from 10:05
* High School (infodemic) from 17:00

Episode 18: First Day of School

In this episode, Susan and Rushton look at how you can shape getting the school year going under distance learning. At the end, they also heard how Susan's district has created an online school option for families that don't want to send kids back, even if school is open. Click below for the recording, or here for the slides, and here for the links we mentioned.

* K-2 (introducing tools and expectations) from 5:11
* Grade 3-5 (joining Classroom and video norms) from 9:05
* Middle School (icebreakers and Flipgrid) from 12:29
* High School (Two-Slide and Breakout Rooms) from 14:57
* Susan's district's new online school option from 21:14

Episode 17: Performance Assessment

In this episode, Susan and Rushton work with both the forest and the trees in terms of how to prepare for the fall. What do you do to be ready to roll, no matter the medium? Click below for the recording, or here for the slides, and here for the links we mentioned.

* K-2 (using Seesaw) from 4:12
* Grade 3-5 (using Flipgrid) from 7:39
* zooming in on the screen 10:28
* Middle School (using screencasting) from 12:33
* High School (approaches to presentations) from 20:16

Episode 16: Returning to School

In this episode, Susan and Rushton work with both the forest and the trees in terms of how to prepare for the fall. What do you do to be ready to roll, no matter the medium?. Click below for the recording, or here for the slides, and here for the links from the chat transcript.

Episode 15: Tips and Tricks for Zoom and Stuff Like It

This week, Ben Cogswell (@cogsell_ben) sits in for Susan, and he and Rushton look at ways you can use video chat tools like Zoom effectively with your students. Click below for the recording, or here for the slides, and here for the links from the chat transcript.

Episode 14: Simple Video Editing

This week, Susan and Rushton are joined by Jon Corippo, and the team discusses ways to use a variety of video tools for a variety of purposes with your kiddos! Click below for the recording, or here for the slides, and here for the links from the chat transcript.

Episode 13: The Cool of Digital Citizenship

This week, Susan and Rushton look at resources and tools under the very broad umbrella that is digital citizenship. Click below for the recording, or here for the slides, and here for the links from the chat transcript.

Episode 12: Cool Ways Teachers Can Use the Summer

This week, Susan and Rushton are joined by Donnie Piercey to explore ways teachers can find fun and powerful possibilities for getting ready for an uncertain fall. Click below for the recording, or here for the slides, and here for the links from the chat transcript.

Episode 11: Engaging Science Lessons

In this half-hour episode, Rushton and Susan are joined by Kim Calderon and Tara Mann to look at possibilities for cool science learning online. Click below for the recording, or here for the slides, and here for the links from the chat transcript.

Episode 10: Building Rapport

In this half-hour episode, Rushton and Susan look at ideas for helping students in a class connect, even when they have to do so online! Thinking ahead to the fall, you may need to start the year online, and this webinar will help you prepare for that possibility. Click below for the recording, or here for the slides, and here for the links from the chat transcript.

Episode 9: Engaging Your History Students

In this half-hour episode, we are joined by the willing-to-wake-early Nate Gildart of Nagoya International School in Japan to talk about possibilities for online learning with history lessons. Click below for the recording, or here for the slides, and here for the links from the chat transcript.

Episode 8: Engaging Your Math Students

In this half-hour episode, we are joined by the seriously cool and talented Ed Campos, Jr., to talk about possibilities for online learning in math classes online. Click below for the recording, or here for the slides, and here for the links from the chat transcript.

Episode 7: Guest Speakers

In this half-hour episode, we looked at what can be especially powerful moments for any class - bringing in guest speakers! Watch and get advice on how to connect with and prepare for those who will visit your online class. Click below for the recording, or here for the slides, and here for the links from the chat transcript.

Episode 6: Learning Language

In this half-hour episode, we looked at learning activities for any language, with tools and techniques useful at all levels. Click below for the recording, or here for the slides, and here for the links from the chat transcript.

Episode 5: Explore the World

In this episode, we looked at hordes of tools and resources for learning about other places and integrating geo-tools into learning at all levels. Click below for the recording, or here for the slides, and here for the links from the chat transcript.

Episode 4: Digital Reading Strategies and Resources

In this episode, we looked at a dozen-ish tools for engaging reading and activities teachers can do with them. Click below for the recording, or here for the slides, and here for the links from the chat transcript.

Episode 3: The Power of Voice

In this episode, Susan and I looked at a simple voice recording tool (and several like it) for taking learning to the next level, whether in person or online. Click below for the recording, or here for the slides, and here for the links from the chat transcript.

Episode 2: The Power of an Image

In Episode 2, we looked at using images as a simple way to launch great online activities. Susan Stewart (@TechCoachSusan), who has extensive experience with tech's possibilities for younger students, and I discussed activities for all grade levels, and added some thoughts on a few other promising tools, too. Click below for the recording, or here for the slides, and here for the links from the chat transcript.

Episode 1: Levels for Digital Learning

In this first episode on March 18th and 20th, we looked at activities for identifying cool stories of learning, and then stories of service to others. What can little, elementary, middle, and high school students do as a part of their online learning? Click below for the recording, or here for the slides, and here for the links from the chat transcript.