Spotty Student Internet During Remote Teaching? Do This.

Spotty Student Internet During Remote Teaching? Do This.

https://youtu.be/LfHGLAUszsY CREATE SUCCESSFUL VIDEOS FOR DISTANCE LEARNING 1-HOUR COURSE - www.thomgibson.com/distancelearning If your student's internet keeps going in and out during synchronous learning via Zoom or Google Meet, try these things: Ask if they can move closer to their wifi routerHave them turn off their video and just use audio (less bandwidth that way)Have them type in the chat what they were trying to say
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The 1 Purchase You Need for Distance Learning

The 1 Purchase You Need for Distance Learning

https://youtu.be/DpE0dbu6vtU CREATE SUCCESSFUL VIDEOS FOR DISTANCE LEARNING 1-HOUR COURSE - www.thomgibson.com/distancelearning If you just get one piece of equipment for remote teaching, get 2nd COMPUTER MONITOR. Here's a good monitor on Amazon for less than $100 - https://amzn.to/3k80rXf Keep in mind a few things like the inputs / ouputs of the monitor and your laptop (if it has HDMI inputs you will probably be good to go)
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5 Tips for Better Video Quality for Distance Learning

https://youtu.be/AsPAZ-o4mkk CREATE SUCCESSFUL VIDEOS FOR DISTANCE LEARNING 1-HOUR COURSE - www.thomgibson.com/distancelearning You don't need to spend any money to make your videos / Zoom classes better. Look at the lensElevate your camera to eye levelHave an interesting backgroundHave light on your face (not behind youd)Remember that audio gets worse the further away you get If you want to get a mount for your phone to make elevating it easier - https://amzn.to/2ZPG1cf
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4 BEST MICS for Remote Teaching [on Any Budget]

4 BEST MICS for Remote Teaching [on Any Budget]

Let's explore microphones for distance learning! https://youtu.be/T0uqjBYbMaU Enroll in the 'CREATE SUCCESSFUL VIDEOS FOR DISTANCE LEARNING' course - www.thomgibson.com/distancelearning MICROPHONES: Apple Earpods ($19) - https://amzn.to/30s45UgBoya lapel microphone ($18)  - https://amzn.to/3e499Sg NOTE: - you'll need this adapter (https://amzn.to/3fjzw85)if your iphone doesn't have a headphone jackif using during Zoom calls, you'll need wireless headphones to hear the call since this mic will take up the headphone jackMPow headset ($32) - https://amzn.to/31fWtDl FiFine USB microphone with boom arm ($83) - https://amzn.to/30S31rOFiFine USB microphone without boom arm ($45) - https://amzn.to/3kJZDbA Not discussed much but the main microphone I was using: NTG2 ($253) - https://amzn.to/31FpRS4…
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How to Get a Teaching Job During COVID-19

How to Get a Teaching Job During COVID-19

A few years ago I made a video on how to reach out to schools when no one is calling you back about a job by strategically visiting the school just to shake hands with the principal. That's more difficult to do during a pandemic. In this video I share how I would go about doing that by creating a 1-minute video on how I would love to partner with principals in the mission of their school and serve their students and their community. https://youtu.be/YtgIzCeE1Ho
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How One Student Made $300 From Home With This eBay Project | Remote Learning STEM

How One Student Made $300 From Home With This eBay Project | Remote Learning STEM

Teaching students how to make money online is a perfect remote-learning project for any math or financial literacy class. In this video, I share: how I structured the project to support the studentshow I addressed safety concerns with students interacting with strangers onlinethe grading criterialearning outcomes I didn't expect for students https://youtu.be/K_v9K0WnX8Q RESOURCES Get the project slides, instructional videos, and assessment criteriaLearn more about my in-class classroom economyMike Yates original post on making money on eBayHear the full podcast where I go into this project and two others
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3 Things That Have Helped Me Understand & Process the Protests, Racial Injustices, and Our Role as Educators in It All

3 Things That Have Helped Me Understand & Process the Protests, Racial Injustices, and Our Role as Educators in It All

My hope with all my content is to help educators create meaningful and memorable experiences for their students. In creating those experiences for our black and brown students, working to understand what their experience is as a black or brown person is in the US will be critical in informing our work as educators. This applies even if all our students are white; what experience are we giving them to learn about the current racial injustices in the US. We as educators, particularly non-black educators, have to put the work and effort and time in to understand what's going on…
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Reflections on Each Day of 2019

Reflections on Each Day of 2019

I’ve always been one to quantify and record things.  Been journaling since I was a teenager, have always documented my workouts and runs throughout the years, and since 2014, I've been taking 1 second of footage everyday and compiling it into a short video at the end of the year. Here is 2019's '1 Second Everyday.' https://youtu.be/qyIg5Q8RGRI In regards to journaling, for a few years I’d only journal a few times a year when something was on my mind.  Additionally, I found that at the end of summers I often wondered ‘what the heck did I do all summer?’  To…
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Top 10 Classroom Management Tips in 10 Minutes

Top 10 Classroom Management Tips in 10 Minutes

Classroom management is probably one of the biggest struggles for teachers and a huge reason folks leave the profession. I thought it'd be helpful to share 10 of my classroom management tips that have helped form a positive classroom culture in my classes. https://youtu.be/u8kUwpO3ucw 📝To get the Hall Refocus Form emailed to you, CLICK HERE.🚪For ideas for greeting students creatively, CLICK HERE.🗣For tips for a talkative classroom, CLICK HERE.🏫For another classroom management video of mine, CLICK HERE. What's your top classroom management tip?
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5 Ways To Greet Your Students

5 Ways To Greet Your Students

Had the pleasure of being on Vicki Davis' '10 Minute Teacher Podcast' this week! I shared the 5 different ways I greet students depending on the day of the week! Monday - Merry Mini-Fist Bump MondayTuesday - Happy Two-Thumbs Up TuesdayWednesday - Happy Waving WednesdayThursday - Happy Thankful Thursday; what are you thankful for besides your friends & your family?Friday - Happy High-5 Friday If you've got 10 minutes, take a listen to the podcast here :) You can see Vicki's full blog post on the episode HERE.
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