A common problem with remote and blended learning is losing the connection with students. This short video demonstrates how to use Verso to give and receive feedback or work samples from students using images, videos or audio files when they are working from home or in a blended learning classroom. This helps them to maintain a personal connection with their teacher and for teachers to provide personalised feedback.
It shows how teachers can quickly create a collaborative Activity in Verso to provide instructions and model responses for students to use as well as vocabulary they can use to respond. It shows how teachers can allow students to respond using images, audio or video and how teachers can do the same if they wish.
Another challenge with remote learning and blended classrooms is teachers are unable to listen to students responses this is particularly important for english, literacy, modern languages and ELA classes. It also has application for early year students who may not yet be able to respond using text.
This video demonstrates how teachers can use Verso activities to simply enable speaking and listening for students working from home. Teachers can upload a stimulus image, audio or video file and then get the students to respond and then connect with other students and respond to them using audio, video or photos taken directly from a mobile device, iPad or computer.
A common issue for teachers is how to strengthen their professional connections with colleagues and share resources to reduce their workload. This is particularly the case when working remotely and teachers are unable to connect in the school or in breaks between classes.
This short video shows how teachers can connect with their colleagues whilst working remotely or whilst at school. It shows how teachers can share activities they have created with other teachers using the school library function, or how teachers can share their class with colleagues or invite new colleagues to join their class. This is fantastic feature for co-teachers to work together and for coaches and mentors to enable them to review student outcomes and lesson plans of the teachers they are mentoring.
This longer video goes into detail about the importance of clarity when planning to teach remotely and offers some suggestions on how teachers can set students up correctly for success when they are working from home. It goes through strategies that can help teachers to get students to answer the 4 key questions for students identified by John Antonetti and looks at how Verso can support teachers to create and deliver engaging remote lessons.
This video describes how teachers can set up a Verso activity to enable students to use media to connect with and respond to their classmates whilst working remotely or in a blended learning environment.