#102 Special episode: Online learning during the Covid-19 outbreak

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On this special episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, I spoke to Ollie Bowles, Jim Noble and Richard Wade from the Toulouse International School about what they have earned about teaching remotely in the early stages of the Covid 19 virus outbreak. With many schools across the world having shut down, hopefully this episode will provide some valuable information in a time of great uncertainty.

We discussed the following things, and plenty more besides:

  • What is the technical set-up for teachers and students?
  • What are the pros and cons or Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts and Zoom?
  • What messaging do you give to students?
  • How does behaviour management wortk
  • How do you decide what to teach?
  • Are some topics easier?
  • How about subjects other than maths?
  • How do you assess, monitor and feedback both during and after the lesson?
  • How does it feel – both for students and teachers?
  • What are the key things Ollie, Jim and Richard have learned?

No Takeaway from me at the end of the episode as I wanted to get back to family asap, but there are plenty of takeaways throughout the 2 hours.

Craig’s links:
A collection of online resources that might be useful
My Beat the Nation videos

Ollie, Jim and Richard’s links:
Tools and Resources to use for distance learning (mentioned in the podcast): www.teachmathematics.net/page/33112/tools-resources (Zoom, Hangouts/Meet, Teams etc. summary and more . . )

Other links:
Teaching with Zoom by Luke Pearce

My usual plugs:

Thanks so much for listening, stay safe, and I really hope you enjoy the show
Craig Barton

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