Are you using Canvas this year? I am and I’m still trying to figure it all out. Here is what I created for my virtual learners.
There are so truly amazing educators out there and my course couldn’t have been built without them. I’ve tried to link to all the originals or where you can purchase the tools I used, but please leave a comment if I missed you so I can give proper credit.
Embedding Google Slides/Classrooms I have found is the easiest and most user friendly for my age group, but check out my tips before you design your own.
Let the tour begin!
I used Canva to make buttons for all of my resources and for each grade level.
Buttons on home screen and sample of where it takes you.
Class pages for each grade level:
Here is a peace corner to get you started: https://docs.google.com/presentation/u/2/d/1oo92NojBXMJ9m5FlbYuMP30JItY2NIYDQ9jCxmHBapQ/copy
In mine, I actually embedded videos in the slides instead of youtube links, but I purchased them so I can’t share. I used these videos from The Responsive Counselor: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Coping-and-Mindfulness-Videos-Distance-Learning-5368463
Although my lessons are linked through the grade level page, I added modules with mini lessons for in between class times.
The “Be A Hero Lessons” are from Lisa King.
The NEST is for “Needs Extra Sensory Time.” It’s a virtual version of the movement and calm room I created at school. The idea is that the students who utilize those resources at home and use this online version.
The reflect is a check in form I created for data collection.
I will work with teachers to “assign” this module to specific students as a Tier 2 virtual strategy.
Canvas community help: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10460-canvas-instructor-guide-table-of-contents
Canva has a educator program you can register for: https://support.canva.com/account-basics/canva-for-education/apply-canva-for-education/
Here is a guide you can share with parents about google platforms.
This is a link to the teacher version.
Virtual rewards: https://www.pbisrewards.com/blog/pbis-incentives-distance-learning/
Online etiquette and class rule sheets: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1MwCWdumW4w9sA8lvZuUScIibufr-RXPaFkSYiwe-ksA/copy
Video chat expectations: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/19-6wuLIZzecRIkS31sxhLP6Hc_72MchvuPh28YqbGqw/copy
Here’s a digital behavior think sheet for 3-5: https://docs.google.com/forms/u/2/d/1fy7ypTB4j_FjZE7pijyqh8lDR3WiGPk2eFT5LPUHUPI/copy
Video on how to create a bitmoji. Here is the link to the video. https://www.loom.com/share/e356415643c9443c87ddf64d7b763fda
Heather Alexander how to videos, free resources, and tips: https://sites.google.com/knoxschools.org/heathershelpfulhints/home
Remove background in your pictures: remove.bg
This website goes over virtual apps, what they are, how to use them, and is super user friendly!
Video of when you are embedding youtube videos into canvas pages that you can disable the videos at the end of your video!
This has great, free social stories regarding Covid, reopening, and personal safety!
Pear Deck Digital Safety: https://app.peardeck.com/biaInstaller/
Looking for more resources? I’d suggest following:
Canvas for elementary: https://www.facebook.com/groups/247159523204189/
Quaver SEL for educators: https://www.facebook.com/groups/997813464000292/
Bitmoji craze for educators:
Teachers using Canvas: https://www.facebook.com/groups/174516380670417/