Communicate Reflection

Standard C:The online teacher plans, designs, and incorporates strategies to encourage active learning, application, interaction, participation, and collaboration in the online environment. Standard D:The online teacher promotes student success through clear expectations, prompt responses, and regular feedback. Standard E: The online teacher models, guides, and encourages legal, ethical, and safe behavior related to technology use. …

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Communicate 3 – Evaluation Methods

Answer: How do communication practices in the online environment correlate to effective feedback? Why is authentic feedback important for online learners? In what ways might an instructor enrich a student’s online experience through feedback? Students want feedback from instructors so they know what they are doing well and what areas they need to improve. With …

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Communicate 3 – Digital Feedback

Create: Using the examples above as a point of reference, create three digital resources that could be utilized when evaluating student work and discuss in your blog how these resources would enhance the level of specific feedback offered to students. These should be original creations. Artifact: Place the three digital resources that were created in …

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Communicate 3 – Feedback

Create: Choose a standards-based area of study and create an assignment. Then create a method for assessing student work utilizing one of the mediums discussed in this lesson. Ensure the tool demonstrates an instructor’s employment of effective feedback. Artifact: Post the student assignment, as well as the method of assessment in your blog. In addition, …

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Communicate 2 – Synchronous Sessions

Reflect: Reflect upon the importance of utilizing a synchronous session to “create a true classroom culture” online. Answer: How does integrating synchronous learning sessions within the online environment assist in developing a learning community for students? Discuss this question at length in your blog. Synchronous sessions help create a "true classroom culture" in online classes …

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Communicate 2 – Discussions

Discussion forums are an effective way of creating a learning community where students can share with each other and teachers can challenge students' thinking. The teacher poses a question on a discussion board and students respond to the question and to each others' posts. The teacher probes students' responses with more questions. In an online …

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Communicate 2 – Ongoing Communication

Continual communication with stakeholders is vital to building a community and fostering student success. Teachers should engage parents and provide them with the tools to become part of the educational team. Teachers can also build rapport with students and help open lines of communication that will make students more comfortable in approaching the teacher. One …

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