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Distance Learning with SMART

Connecting classrooms with at-home learning: Leverage ready-made lessons and activities to share out with students today. Learn how to easily use the content you have to engage in remote learning with SMART Learning Suite Online software.

Create a Free SLSO Account

Or log in with your Microsoft or Google email at www.suite.smarttech.com

 

Google user? Go to Google Drive>New>More>SMART Learning Suite
Available if activated by your district's Google Admin. 

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Self-paced-01Self-Paced Learning

Students complete self-paced activities remotely, using online tools with some opportunities for feedback. Join a Facebook Live Watch Party for online support. if_facebook_2308066

1. Upload Materials you have to SLS Online
 
These are the types of files you can quickly upload to give access to students virtually while layering in interactivity.
  • Suite.smarttech.com– From My Device
    • PDFs
    • Picture to PDF
    • MS Office documents (PowerPoint or Word)
    • SMART Notebook files
  • Google Drive
    • Only create through Google if students know their school Google account login
    • Printed material – Link to video for picture to PDF to shared drive
    • MS Office documents (PowerPoint or Word)
    • SMART Notebook files
    • Slides or Docs
  • Essential Question & Thought Provoking Image
  • Title & Directions
  • Key Objectives
  • Link video content stored in Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox
  • Quickly make videos using SMART Recorder
  • Link to audio directions or worked examples with tools like Vocaroo
  • Use a ready made activity to activate prior knowledge

      Watch Video
 
  • YouTube
  • Add video content to help student understand concepts
  • Record your own lesson using SMART Recorder
  • Books being read aloud (copyright reminder)
  • Add Interactive Games
  • Fill in the Blank – for quotes
  • Super Sort – examples and non examples
  • Game Show – review questions
          Watch Video

 4. Creating Digital Artifacts for Learning
 
  • Add Ready Made Questioning and reflection for student work
  • Blank Page (handout or workspace) with pictures of student work or links to student work 

Best Practices Self-Paced Distance Learning: (Asynchronous)

  • Be consistent and connect to learning activities that have been done in class.
  • Be clear and maintain expectations.
  • Make an effort to keep it engaging and add choice into how they respond.
  • Formalize a process for communication.
  • Not all tasks have to be digital. Students can take pictures of other types of work and place in a handout.
  • Tools to avoid in asynchronous learning: Shout It Out, Monster Quiz/Team Quiz, and Response.
  • Use individual handouts for self-paced settings to leverage individual progress monitoring and accountability. We recommend Workspaces for live group work sessions with your students.
Teacher-Paced-01Teacher-Led Learning

Students engage in learning activities at the same time, using virtual tools enabling real-time feedback and discussion.

1. Upload Materials you have to SLS Online
 
These are the types of files you can quickly upload to give access to students virtually while layering in interactivity.
  • Suite.smarttech.com– From My Device
    • PDFs
    • Picture to PDF
    • MS Office documents (PowerPoint or Word)
    • SMART Notebook files
  • Google Drive
    • Only create through Google if students know their school Google account login
    • Printed material – Link to video for picture to PDF to shared drive
    • MS Office documents (PowerPoint or Word)
    • SMART Notebook files
    • Slides or Docs
2. Running a Lesson Live
  
  • Joining the lesson
  • Pacing – Switch between teacher and student
    • Teacher-paced – Students are all on the same page at the same time and see annotations live
    • Student-paced – Students can navigate back and forth to access content

      Watch Video

3. Real Time Discussion & Questioning

  • Shout It Out
  • Ready Made Activities – Questioning and Reflection
    • Shout It Out
    • Response
    • Handouts
         Watch Video

4. Group Work in Collaborative Workspaces

  • Blank Page – Converting a page to a Workspace 

       Watch Video

  • Response – Collects student reports
  • Monster Quiz or Team Quiz
  • Handout
 

Best Practices Teacher Led Distance Learning: (Synchronous)

  • Consider some students will be on their phones.
  • Leave out videos while online, give them to students as a follow up when offline or as pre-work.
  • Make sure you practice moving between 2 tabs, one for class streaming and one for classroom SLS Online for practice.
  • If you can record the lesson, do for those that cannot get online at that time or for those with slower internet.
  • Keep your teaching time under 5 minutes, then do an activity to keep the students engaged.
  • Best tools for Synchronous – Shout It Out, Monster Quiz/Team Quiz, Response and Workspaces.
  • Use individual handouts for self-paced settings to leverage individual progress monitoring and accountability. We recommend workspaces for live group work sessions with your students.