In this strategy, teachers will make paper and pencil assignments digital by adding in video directions. Teachers can take any template students are working on and make it digital by embedding video, audio, and visual supports for students to assist them with independent work.This strategy is especially helpful during activities when teachers find themselves assisting frequently with reading directions and with understanding challenging vocabulary. Teachers can use this strategy with English Learners, students with disabilities, and as an additional support during distance learning. Teachers will know the strategy is effective if students are able to complete independent work with less support.
This strategy supports EL students by the heavy use of audio and visual scaffolds, but it can be adapted further for students needing more targeted language support.
To modify for students who need more help with processing, teachers might consider including more pictures, more audio, and even a video embedded that gives directions modeling completion of the assignment, while the student does the work on the worksheet.
This strategy, using the implementation steps, can support students during distance learning. When used during distance learning, teachers should first model the digital worksheet's use during a synchronous meeting.
This strategy can be used with my Idioms Lesson because this topic is a topic that students often need additional support with and using digital worksheets provides students the opportunity to practice the skill.
This strategy can be used with my Introducing Compound Subjects Lesson because many students benefit from audio and video support in this lesson.
Google slides is an online presentation builder (part of google apps) that allows users to create and share presentation slides.
This tool supports this strategy because it allows you to add text, pictures, video, and audio easily in most formats that you choose to recreate a worksheet in a digital space
Online Voice Recorder
Online Voice Recorder is a website that allows users to quickly record an audio recording of just their voice. Users can edit the narration easily and audio clips can be downloaded or saved to google drive.
This tool supports this strategy because it is an easy way to record audio directions to embed into the google slides.