Using this Course

Using this Course

Introductory Demonstration

Opening

To get you started thinking about how you will use this digital course throughout this year, your teacher will demonstrate the features that will be most important in your class.

As you watch and listen, think about the following questions.

  • How is this similar to or different from what you’ve done before in school?
  • What are the benefits of using this kind of technology in the classroom?
  • Do any challenges come to mind?

Demonstration Response

Work Time

Before discussing as a class, take a few minutes to write down some thoughts in response to the questions you considered.

  • How is this similar to or different from what you’ve done before in school?
  • What are the benefits of using this kind of technology in the classroom?
  • Are there any challenges that come to mind?

Open Notebook

When you are finished writing, share your responses with the class.

Learning Survey

Work Time

As your year begins, it’s important to let your teacher know more about you as a student and learner. Take some time to independently complete this Learning Survey, and then answer the question below.

  • What can you tell me about yourself as a learner that will help me teach you better this year?

Open Notebook

When you finish, share your answer with your teacher.

Learning Survey Discussion

Work Time

Reflect with your class on the Learning Survey.

  • What lessons can you, your teacher, and your classmates learn about how best to move forward through the year?

Hopes and Worries Reflection

Closing

Take a few minutes to reflect on what you’ve seen and done today, and to think about the upcoming year. What are your hopes and fears? Write a short note to your teacher, completing the following prompts.

  • This year, I hope that . . .
  • This year, I worry that . . .

Open Notebook

Digital Course Exploration

Homework

Take some time to explore the digital course.

  • Note any questions you may have about the digital course.