I know, you were pulled from teaching in a face to face classroom and now, suddenly you are tossed in an online learning environment. Yes, you are scared, and why not? Thus far, your online resume includes, a) Facebook, b) Twitter, c) Instagram, d) Youtube, and finally, the star of the day WhatsApp.
Maybe you had your first taste of online teaching and it was evident that you bored the students, and maybe even yourself. That is normal. Yes, I mean that. It is. A number of teachers were never exposed to teaching online.
Those were the Days – Chalk and Talk
Some of us worked in schools without modern tools to enhance our teaching and learning experiences. Do you remember teaching and your only technology was a blackboard and the dust from the chalk?
Things got better as you graduated to a whiteboard, all be it, this one was made by the woodwork/carpentry teacher. Yes, the same material used to make the kitchen counter at the time was your first whiteboard. Hmmm, it was called Formica. Memory back now?
They are insisting that you must teach online. Yes, you are scared. You are dreading online teaching. How can they expect you to transition from no internet at your school, chalkboards, and the dusty old chalks to teaching online?
A Little Push from the Corona Virus
Here is the answer, a very simple answer too. The situation we are currently faced with (COVID-19) is dictating the pace. Guess what? Later, after the help you receive on this site, you will be proud of the teacher you have become.
Yes, you will be happy, not for the lives changed in a negative way because of COVID, but the fact that you said yes to the change and you embraced online teaching and learning. Allow me to say that if you are still reading, I am super proud of you and I can’t wait to share some cool ideas and tools with you.
Please do not worry. Just keep visiting this little cafe for all the tips and guides you need for teaching online. I mean just that. If you don’t see what you are looking for, just drop us a note and we will help you in record time.
Here are some topics we will cover in the short term:
- Google Meet
- Google Classroom
In my years of teaching, I discovered one interesting thing about some of the teachers I had the pleasure of interacting with – we prefer shorter articles. Yes, we will end this article soon.
I am now convinced that you are feeling more confident now and ready to teach online. Click on the next article to read and watch videos to help you on this beautiful journey.
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