So I moved to Northern Maine, but all of my doctors are still in Southern Maine. I know, I know, I should probably switch them, but I am not ready for that step yet. Anyways, this means that I am out of school for two days to get to my appointments. So I had two options: A) Have the sub try to teach my students or B) Flip my room so that my students were getting everything that I would be teaching them anyways. Naturally I chose the later. Of course, upon choosing this option, I didn't realize how much work it would be! Now I understand that this isn't completely what a flipped classroom, but it is as close as my students are going to get without being able to bring their computers home.
What I Did
So here is what I did. First, I utilized Google Classroom. I created assignments to put on the classroom that I knew my students could handle. For ELA they have a document to start typing a persuasive piece on. For reading, they have a Google Form in which they will listen to a chapter from or Pax book and then answer question about the book. Finally, for Social Studies, I posted a Brainpop video with directions on how to log on and what I want them to do. This is a big step for both my students and me. I really hope that the tech works well with the sub and that the students actually read the directions. If everything works though, it can mean great things for my classroom, and I am excited to see the possibilities that present themselves!
My name is Jessica Meservey and I am a 6th grade teacher. There is no level that I would rather be teaching and learning with. I currently teach in rural Maine. I love to integrate technology into my classroom as we are 1:1. Find me on Twitter at @MsMeservey.