As we continue with our Home Learning due to the international COVID-19 pandemic, I want to emphasize that learning can and will still take place for my students. The location of that learning has changed, as will the schedule of that learning, but it will continue to happen. The biggest shift is that now you, the student, will need your own motivation to continue to learn. The habits that you establish during this time will help set you up for future success as a learner!
For my students, I will continue to use Google Classroom as my primary digital platform for communicating with you. I will also be using other apps and platforms that we have used throughout the school year, such as Flipgrid, Padlet, Edublogs (for my Advanced LA class), as well as the G Suite tools (doc, slides, and forms). Zoom is the new platform that we will be using for video conferencing and lessons and I have added an option to use Google Hangouts.
And of course, all can follow me on Instagram @le.rdcaudill
Unfortunately, all do not have online access during this time, and paper versions of each assignment will be made available for those who need them.
Greetings from Ohio! Once again, I have entered my class blog in the Student Blogging Challenge. I am excited to connect with other classrooms from around the world. This year, my Advanced Language Arts students are also participating in the Challenge with their Google Sites. We created a Padlet wall to introduce those students to the world. You can find a link to their Google Site in the Blogroll. We invite you to visit and drop a comment!
A new school year. A new group of students. An opportunity to reflect on things of the past and prepare for the future. I love this time of year!
In my classroom, we spend the first few weeks of school getting to know each other and establishing expectations and routines that will carry us through the year. It doesn’t take long for 7th graders to realize how much they like being a student at our school and we have a discussion comparing life as a 7th grader to life of a 6th grader.
What makes 7th grade at McDowell so great? Read the Padlet below to see what my Advanced Language Arts class had to say. They’ve done a nice job explaining their thoughts.
I will have to add that these are just SOME of the things that are great about McDowell Exchange School. There are many more, and the best thing about our school, in MY opinion, is that we have the best students. #McDowellstudentsarethebest