Day to Day - A virtual School

More than 20 years in to teaching and I have spent a lot of time playing with technology ove that time, but I have never done anything like this. We knew schools were closing in parts of Asia and were following on the news. We picked up warnings, but even those of us who are familar with expinential functions were taken a back with the escalation from, lets get prepared for a posisble school closure to , you are now running a virtual school for who knows how long. It has been such a unique experience, that I wanted to keep some kind of record, which I am doing here. I am sure the posts will get shorter as we go on, but here is my daily digest that tells you about tools, resources examples, experiences, rfeelctions and the up and downs of running a virtual school! Hope it is useful.

Day 1 - Online school

As I write I am acutely aware that many of you have been doing this for a number of weeks already. You already had my sympathies for what I could only imagine is a dificult situation but now, after my...

Day 2 - Online School

A bit calmer! So I think this was a little bit calmer than yesterday. I felt like I was only managing 10 simultaneous conversations instead of 20. As a family we watched M. Macron deliver his 'Waron the...

Day 3 - Online School

I always get itchy feet when I talk to people in different schools around the world. So many wonderful places and things happening. When I am counting my blessings about where I am now, one of the many...

Day 4 - Online School

I feel like I had time to think for the first time this week. This is because my timetable is very top of the week heavy. I don't get any free periods until Thursday and Friday and so I always feel a...

Day 5 - Online school

I normally get clobbered for cover lessons this end of the week - so there is a silver lining to all this! So there it is - one week down. I started this blog series on Monday with acknowledgement of...

Day 6 - Online School

Actually my colleagues and I did a podcast with Craig Barton on how we are thinking about our virtual school and our experiences to date. This meant that we had a good chat on Saturday afternoon and then...

Day 7 - Online school

Exams being cancelled all over the placeTwenty four hours after hearing that the IB were cancelling their May 2020 session, we get confirmation that Cambridge IGCSEs will not be running either. That is...

Day 8 - Online school

And breathe....You might remember that Wednesdays are a half day for us and once again that was welcome. There is definitely a more relaxed atmosphere around my house. A bit of free time and a bit of...

Day 9 - Online school

Possible until proven impossible!Today I was in the mood for a couple of new experiments on the gorunds that I thought things would be impossible until proven impossible. I am pleased to say that I have...

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