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.

  • Suite.smarttech.com– 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.