This timely book shows teachers how to make learning joyful as they translate successful classroom strategies to virtual learning. More than 60 step-by-step strategies encourage interaction, foster inclusion, and spark imagination. Each activity is presented in a consistent format, ready-to-use in-class and for online learning. Whether teaching virtually or adding digital activities to in-class instruction, this book explores effective ways for students to present, communicate, and collaborate. Innovative activities range from discussing hot topics and sharing personal stories to visual boards and digital storytelling. An up-to-date glossary of digital tools helps to make sense of the shifting landscape in today’s classrooms.
About the authors
LARRY SWARTZ is an instructor in literacy as well as dramatic arts at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. He has been an educator for over thirty-six years and is well known for his use of childrenâ??s literature to help young people grow as readers, writers, and citizens of the world. As a classroom teacher, consultant, author, and speaker, Larry has shared his enthusiasm and expertise with teachers, administrators, teacher-librarians, and parents throughout Canada, the United States, and Asia. He is the author of several teacher resource publications.
Debbie Nyman is an instructor of the Dramatic Arts Additional Qualifications program at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. She was a classroom dramatic arts teacher and instructional leader with the Toronto District School Board for several years. Debbie has written documents and resources at the board and ministry levels and is the co-author of Drama Schemes, Themes and Dreams (Pembroke Publishers).
Magdalin Livingston is an artist, poet, emerging illustrator and teacher with the Toronto District School Board.
Other titles by Larry Swartz
Write to Read
Ready-to-use classroom lessons that explore the ABCs of writing
Better Reading Now
50 ready-to-use teaching strategies to engage students, deepen comprehension, and nurture a love of reading
Teaching Tough Topics
How do I use children's literature to build a deeper understanding of social justice, equity and diversity?
Word by Word
101 ways to inspire and engage students by building vocabulary, improving spelling, and enriching reading, writing, and learning
SideStreets Teacher's Resource Guide
Take Me to Your Readers
How to use the best children's books to lead students to read, read, read
Real Justice Teacher's Resource Guide
Questions and answers that meet the needs of real teachers in K-12 classrooms
"This Is a Great Book!"
101 events for building enthusiastic readers inside and outside the classroom — from chapter books to young adult novels