Teaching Modern Languages Online

Teaching Modern Languages Online

Dublin based, European Studies and Modern Foreign Languages Teacher, Victoria Malcolm talks about how she successfully took her classes online. This post first appeared on Makematic March 12th, 2020 – We are sent home from school with hardly enough time to think...
Teaching Online Masterclass

Teaching Online Masterclass

Want to learn more about the Teaching Online Masterclass and the contributors? Download the PDF booklet. Included in the booklet is: Tips on how to best use the resourceVideo titles and outlinesInformation about the contributors’ experience and...

Is Online Teaching Effective?

More and more schools are taking learning online. But is it effective? This video answers the question: is online learning effective in the K-12 education space? The research that the video references work by Patrick and Powell (2009) who conducted a summary of...

How is Online Teaching Different?

In this introductory video, educator Tara Walsh outlines seven key differences between face-to-face and online teaching. She also highlights how online teaching and learning can better prepare students for the world of...

The Importance of Mindset when Teaching Online

In this video, educator Tara Walsh talks about the importance of mindset when teaching online. You’re probably already familiar with growth mindset however, Tara talks about the important role it plays in online teaching environments, and then talks about:...

Priorities for Teacher Professional Development

Many teachers feel ill-equipped to take their classes online. This video discusses the important role professional development plays in developing educators to teach online, and with a call-to-action to ed-tech, government, and...

Elements of Effective Online Courses

What are the elements of effective online courses? This video gives educators an understanding of how effective online and blended K-12 courses are designed. The research of Barbour (2019) and Cavanaugh et. al., (2004) have been referenced in the video. We recommend...

What is the Universal Design for Learning?

We know educators love frameworks. We do too. The Universal Design for Learning is a framework that can be used in face-to-face, online, and blended learning environments. In this video, educator James Bowen discusses what the Universal Design for Learning is. He also...

How to use Universal Design for Learning

The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that can be used to design learning experiences, face-to-face and online. In this video, educator James Bowen discusses how educators can use UDL to design...

How to use Universal Design for Learning to Design Lessons

The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that can be used in face-to-face and online learning environments. In this video, educator Cristen Magaletti, discusses how to build blended and online lessons using the Universal Design for Learning to create...

Case Study: The Universal Design for Learning in Action

It’s all very well hearing about a framework that can help you teach online. But what does it actually mean in practice? Educator, Cristen Magaletti shares her experiences with using the Universal Design for Learning, to build more accessible and equitable...

Essentials for Online Teacher Communication

Educator and researcher, Julie Keane discusses the essentials of online teacher-student and teacher-parent communications. She also gives some strategies that you can use with the parents of your students...

How to Create Inclusive Online and Blended Classes

Educator, Paula Prouse talks about how teachers can make their online classes more inclusive. She gives practical strategies that educators can use in their classes, discusses the differences between differentiation and personalized learning, and provides some...

Facing the Challenge of Inclusivity in Online Teaching

It’s not easy making classes inclusive, whether it’s face-to-face or online. Educator, Paula Prouse talks about the biggest challenges teachers face when making online classes more inclusive. She also talks about the framework TPACK/TPCK. A framework that...