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The Dizzying Mix of Available Resources....

Its all a little overwhelming, this teaching from home business.


I'm encountering it from both sides, trying to arrange work for my students and keep in touch with them while also monitoring the work being done by my own kids: one in JC, one in 5th class. Watching them, I've seen how very quickly online assignments can go wrong: incomplete instructions, fuzzy deadlines, wildly inaccurate assumptions of how much work an assignment entails. But I've also seen how well it can work, creating a sense of order and structure at a crazy time, and allowing real learning to take place.


I'm sure that I'm not the only one who has been hit by a barrage of advice of what resources to use, how to use them and how to communicate with students. Like so much else in the online world, the difficulty is that these ideas go whizzing by on social media or in email groups and when you actually sit down to do some work, you can't find them again. So I'm going to try and lay down a list of sites/resources that I have some familiarity with or that I fully intend to have some familiarity with in the near future. Hopefully that will help me at least to keep them altogether in one place. So, in no particular order...


www.thephysicsteacher.ie a treasure trove of useful LC-linked resources. Hosted by Noel Cunningham, who also runs the two groups:

sharingscience google group, and the

lcphysics google goups. If you're not a member of either, or both, you should join asap.

www.IsaacPhysics.org I'm a big fan. Use this loads.

https://edpuzzle.com/, allows you to set up class groups, set assignments and monitor progress

www.quizzizz.com in their own words: a free gamified quizzes for every subject to play in class and at home. Pick an existing quiz or create your own for review, formative assessment, and more. Looks good to me. I think I'll use it for a 1st yr group.

www.quizlet.com A similar set up to quizzizz. Maire Duffy has already set up some LC themed questions at this link:

https://quizlet.com/join/mQGzAfXJr

screencastify: my enthusiasm for this screen-recording tool is laid out here...

www.physicsresourcebank.com we have a mix of notes, PowerPoints and more. All available to be shared, passed one or repurposed as you prefer.



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