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No Tech Tuesday in Remote Learning

Encourage students to turn off all their tech and get creative working with their hands (solo or with family) & share photo evidence.

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This is the most popular activity of the week for my middle school maker students (STEM elective). Students have used resources at home to: build raised bed gardens with a parent, repair bikes and beds for younger siblings, prepare amazing treats and meals in the kitchen, paint, draw, sew, crochet, knit, make origami, paint by numbers, build cardboard toys, build lego mechanisms, do science demonstrations. If integrated with subject areas, students can extend through writing about experiences, do science lab write ups, describe how math is used in every day life, etc.

What part(s) of the pre-COVID school system do you wish to leave in the past? Why?

I want to see sick students and sick teachers at school become a thing of the past. We take health very seriously now. It's important to provide adequate time and access to sinks and soap for staff and students to start with. Sinks in every classroom are needed. We have been working in an environment that lacks in good hygiene. Consistent and school wide deep cleaning is essential.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.

I'm a STEM teacher and I believe that curiosity and creativity need to be part of every students' school & life experience. 

What region are you located in?

  • North America

Where are you located?

I work in South Lake Tahoe, CA. It is a rural school in a very popular vacation destination. While visitors spend a lot to stay in our city, more than 1/2 of our students receive free and reduced lunch. Their parents are key in supporting tourism.

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Hi Jackie, I support 100% photos and videos as a way for formative assessment durng remote learning classrooms. Love you are giving your classroom options to create. Thank you--Karen

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