Craig Barton interviews guests from the wonderful world of education about their approaches to teaching, educational research and more. All show notes, resources and videos here: https://www.mrbartonmaths.com/blog/
In the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, I sat down with 3 teachers from France who are a week ahead of the UK in terms of providing online learning to their students following school closures. Listen as we discuss what works and what doesn’t. Stay safe everyone.
For more information about today’s guest, plus links to the websites, resources and ideas they mention, please visit the show notes page: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/blog/special-episode-online-learning-during-the-covid-19-outbreak/
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.
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 . . )
Teaching with Zoom by Luke Pearce
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