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I’m not sure how much of this applies to an adult bible study group, but a self-described “classroom teacher turned curriculum developer” put a primer up on Facebook at the end of March and beginning of April 2020, when teachers everywhere had to adapt to online instruction in a hurry without advance training.

All of which means she gets the information across in a way I can deal with it.

Also a quick video, below the dotted line, also by a teacher-turned-online-classroom-management-guru, put up on March 19 for teachers who had to learn how to fly the plane after they were already in the air.

Zoom Tutorials for Teachers Part 1│ Set Up Zoom Meetings


Posted March 31, 2020 (!), by Megan Vestal, who describes herself as a classroom teacher turned curriculum developer at Vestal’s 21st Century Classroom. Her blurb on YouTube:

Zoom is a great tool for flipped classrooms and distance learning. You may not know how to use Zoom now but, by the end of this video, you will be on your way to becoming a Zoom teacher rockstar! In part 1 of this zoom tutorial series, I’ll show you how to set up Zoom meetings so that you can start teaching your students in no time. Happy teaching!

Zoom Tutorials for Teachers Part 2│ Zoom Classroom Features

Posted April 1, 2020. Blurb as follows:

Zoom is a great tool for flipped classrooms and distance learning. In part 2 of this zoom tutorial series for teachers, I’ll show you all of the great features you can use in your Zoom classroom. Using features inside of a Zoom meeting, you can take attendance, allow students to ask questions, write on a white board, and much more. Happy teaching!

Other videos:

Zoom Tutorials for Teachers Part 3│ Change Zoom Background

Zoom Tutorials for Teachers Part 4│ Zoom Touch Up My Appearance

Zoom Tutorials for Teachers Part 5 │ Zoom Tips for Teachers

Zoom Tutorials for Teachers Part 6 │ Zoom Virtual Waiting Room

Zoom Tutorials for Teachers Part 7 │Ways to Prevent Zoom Bombing (?)

xxxx The 5th video looks useful

  • Be sure to train your students. Review and model what a Zoom class is like. Do it in the first session and repeat it … and repeat it … and repeat it.
  • Think about the way you are going to take questions. Options: “raise hand” tool. Tell the kiddos not to interrupt.
  • Make sure to mute participants on entry. Yada yada and “make sure your students know how to mute themselves.”
  • Make sure to record your meetings.
  • And last but not least: Don’t forget to take attendance.

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Another one, by Linda Kardamis, whose YouTube channel Teach 4 the Heart offers “[s]upport & community for Christian teachers”:

It’s basically a summary for teachers who were “overwhelmed and have no idea how to do this” and needed to know how to open a Zoom account and set up a meeting. Kardamis also links to a fairly elaborate training series she offers for a fee: http://teach4theheart.com/zoom

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