August 31, 2020
Interview by Amy Marxkors on the Charlie Brennan Show
10:07-10:11 am on KMOX 1120 AM.
Dr Ralph Olliges runs the Ed Tech programs at Webster University
Online Teaching and Learning Certificate
Masters of Educational Technology
MA in STEM Education
For more information on these online programs, including a program of study, click on ED Tech programs
Some subjects lend themselves to online better than others.
While an online environment may not be ideal to teach mathematics, you can make it work. The tools listed below for interactive sessions can aide in the teaching of the discipline.
One caution, trying to keep students focused for long periods of time to the screen can be detrimental not only in terms of health, but also in terms of learning. Taking short breaks between activites is helpful. Students need to be able to move around and get exercise between the different online activities.
Virtual Field Trips--- to enhance learning
Education World Literary Field Trips --- https://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/virtual-field-trips-literature-books.shtml
Reading Rockets Literary Field Trips - for younger students --- https://www.readingrockets.org/article/virtual-field-trips
Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips --- https://www.discoveryeducation.com/community/virtual-field-trips/
Virtual Field Trips Created by Teachers --- https://www.weareteachers.com/best-virtual-field-trips/
Tools --- to connect with one another via distance
ExplainEverything --- several districts are using it for math and science classes.
Zoom --- https://zoom.us/
Web-ex --- https://www.webex.com/
Bluejeans --- https://www.bluejeans.com/
e-Tutor Room --- https://etutorroom.com/
Google Classroom --- https://classroom.google.com/
The following websites are the prime focus for each discipline. They are links to the major teacher associations that many instructors belong to. When I teach students who want to be teachers, I make sure that they are familiar with these some of these sites, depending upon their desired discipline.
ISTE.org ---- technology --- Click on: Strategies and Resources for teaching online
ITEEA.org ----- STEM and engineering --- Click on Big Red Button
NCTM.org ----- mathematics ----- Click on Free resources for teaching math online
NSTA.org ------ science ---- Click on External resources, EXPLORE NOW
Acquarium of the Pacific ----- Ocean Activites ---- Click on Educate, then choose Teacher Resources
NCTE.org ----- English ---- Click on Get resources
Shodor.org ------ science and math – Click on Educators, Online activities, interactive, then activities or lessons; sort by grade level or by subject
NAEYC.org ------ early childhood
Ben’s Guide to the U.S. government ---- civics
Khan Academy for help with mathematics