Tips for Adapting Lessons for Distanced and Remote Learners!
Each week, we provide two new lesson opportunities. Some will be very easy to adapt to a distanced classroom setting while others may require a bit more thinking. We're here to help with that! Remember, you can skip any lessons you choose and still provide your students with a great mission experience. Even under normal conditions, it is rare that a class does EVERY lesson associated with a mission, so be kind to yourselves. Less really can be more!
That being said, I'll add to this page weekly so you can find adaptation ideas for the lessons you DO choose to do.
Remote: Send the blubber glove assembly directions home to adults. If they are unable to construct a glove, demonstrate the use of a blubber glove during your class meeting or with a video on your LMS. Then challenge students to create two or more insulating designs as described in the lesson and compare them to find the most effective solution. Encourage them to be creative in their materials choices and use what is on hand. Remember to check the recycling bin too!
Remote: Begin the lesson by brainstorming positive attributes about one another during a class meeting or through your learning management system. Students can use their classmates ideas to decorate their own “feet” at home. Encourage students to get creative with art supplies, try cutting up old magazines for collage or creating mixed-media feet using whatever is on hand!
Day 12: Publishing
In person with distancing: After a group planning session determine which students will make which elements for the final display. Students can complete components individually, then add them to the group display. Remember to share your results on the Publish It! page. We’d love to see what you create.
Remote: Instead of creating a physical poster, try creating a slide show or even a BitMoji style poster session. Students can take screen shots of the evidence or write and draw about it in their journals. Have students determine which elements they will contribute to the collective final display. Remember to include a statement of the hypothesis, a description of the testing method, the evidence collected, analysis of that evidence, and conclusions! We can’t wait to see what you create!
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