7 ways to stay engaged while remote learning

What are some engaging remote learning projects you’ve assigned to your students?

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Amazing resources in that post! Thanks for sharing!!

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My students are currently working on a vlog of sorts, keeping track of their days during this time. We’ve discussed how they are living through history and how these artifacts could someday teach others about this time.

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These are really useful ideas for keeping engaged with students! I love the creativity in the lesson ideas as well. Thanks for sharing :slight_smile:

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I preparing a PD regarding WeVideo and distance learning. This is AWESOME!

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I am having my students create a video journal to share with their children and grandchildren one day of what remote learning during the corona virus looked like.

Also, I just found a “Housebound” video contest for my students to enter. If anyone is near Austin, TX, here is the link: https://austinyouthfilmfestival.org/housebound

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A teacher I have been working closely with created a WeVideo “Mission Impossible” video to catch students’ attention and give them a challenge to create a WeVideo. They were asked to research a topic they would have researched before the end of the year. They had 3 broad topics to choose from, and could narrow from there. They were asked to research, then storyboard, script out and create a video. They can do any method- stop motion, use a green screen if they have one or can make one, use stock footage and a voiceover, etc. I can’t wait to see what they come up with!

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This is a GREAT list! I haven’t had my students use WeVideo yet during our distance learning process, but my mind is spinning with ideas right now. Vlogging about this time period and what they’re going through? Creating advertisements encouraging people to stay home? So many ideas relative to what’s happening to them right now!

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We are new to WV. Right now, we are assigning ourselves learning projects. Since we are under curfew in our separate homes, we taught ourselves garageband, translated a song in Arabic and layered it in WV. We learned to split video, to add loops to the audio. It’s not perfect but we learned a ton. We hope our students will too.

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I’m also new to WeVideo. I’ve been teaching Video Production on an iMac at school, using iMovie and Final Cut. With the kids at home, we need something like WeVideo to keep us connected and working together. We’ve just begun. Hoping for the best!

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I’ve given my students a “How-to” video tutorial project… they need to make a video that teaches their classmates how to do something that they are good at. So far, I’ve had students send me videos about how to play the guitar, how to chip a golf ball, and how to bake a chocolate cake!
Here’s the project HyperDoc: “How-to” video project

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Ok. I took a chance and started a group. I made the teachers I am coaching my students. We were having a problem with the videos they sent me. Downloading was crashing my laptop. Now they should be able to send them right to the group. I guess we will see. I also learned that there is an app for WV. I didn’t know but of course there is!

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As an Instructional Technology Coach, a big portion of my time is spent collaborating, exploring, creating, and teaming with teachers. This has been difficult to do remotely, but I have made sure to set up weekly zoom PD sessions, check-ins with teachers and email. Twitter definitely has been my friend.

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I have been giving little WeVideo projects as we read, or listen, to a novel, and next week we are doing a large project where they create a 1-2 minute video on an issue they have been researching using the UNSDGs as a guide. My Yearbook class is doing a yearlong photo/video retrospective as a final project for this year. I cannot be more excited about the projects.

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I have been suggesting students use WeVideo to create and edit little bits of their days at home to share with their peers. They miss each other so much!

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Krista, I love this idea!

I have been helping teachers play with WeVIdeo in small tutorials to help them use it with their students (or, offer it as an option for their pupils who might need this sort of creative outlet!)

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Myself and Scott Lewis just did a Livestream on the basics of WeVideo. Next week we’ll be doing and Advanced WeVideo Livestream.

I also have some teachers creating stopmotion using WeVideo for their online instruction.

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I haven’t started any projects yet - we just began distance learning this week. I was hoping to do book trailer videos before we left the campus…need to rethink my lesson design now. Love the ideas from the community!

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I had students create a video of their perspective on e learning. It was great to see what they found positive and negative

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We use WeVideo in a Intro to Technology class (Grade 7) and Video Production class (Grade 8). We allow students to create a weekly news show where they submit segments that highlight the school’s teams, teachers, student successes, fads, clubs/activities, etc. We have a student be the executive producer and put together all the segments as well as two news anchors that connect the news packages. The IMS News Show is enjoyed by all and really brings the whole school together!

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