Self paced

Self-Paced Learning

Students complete self-paced activities remotely, using online tools with some opportunities for feedback.

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Upload Materials you have to SLS Online

These are the types of files you can quickly upload to give access to students virtually while layering in interactivity.

  •– From My Device
    • PDFs
    • Picture to PDF
    • MS Office documents (PowerPoint or Word)
    • SMART Notebook files
  • Google Drive
    • Only create through Google if students know their school Google account login
    • Printed material – Link to video for picture to PDF to shared drive
    • MS Office documents (PowerPoint or Word)
    • SMART Notebook files
    • Slides or Docs
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Set the Stage or Link Resources on a Blank Page

Use text, images, links and ready-made activities to provide context for virtual learning lessons.

  • Essential Question & Thought Provoking Image
  • Title & Directions
  • Key Objectives
  • Link video content stored in Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox
  • Quickly make videos using SMART Recorder
  • Link to audio directions or worked examples with tools like Vocaroo
  • Use a ready made activity to activate prior knowledge

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Enhance with Videos & Interactive Activities
  • YouTube
  • Add video content to help student understand concepts
  • Record your own lesson using SMART Recorder
  • Books being read aloud (copyright reminder)
  • Add Interactive Games
  • Fill in the Blank – for quotes
  • Super Sort – examples and non examples
  • Game Show – review questions

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Creating Digital Artifacts for Learning
  • Add Ready Made Questioning and reflection for student work
  • Blank Page (handout or workspace) with pictures of student work or links to student work

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Share with Students and/or Teachers
  • Use student link to make available offline
  • Use teacher link to share with colleagues
  • Share to the SMART Exchange website

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Best Practices Self-Paced Distance Learning: (Asynchronous)
  • Be consistent and connect to learning activities that have been done in class.
  • Be clear and maintain expectations.
  • Make an effort to keep it engaging and add choice into how they respond.
  • Formalize a process for communication.
  • Not all tasks have to be digital. Students can take pictures of other types of work and place in a handout.
  • Tools to avoid in asynchronous learning: Shout It Out, Monster Quiz/Team Quiz, and Response.
  • Use individual handouts for self-paced settings to leverage individual progress monitoring and accountability. We recommend Workspaces for live group work sessions with your students.