This summer I also took EdTech 521, Online Teaching. One of the projects we had to do was to create an asynchronous lesson. I chose the algebra topic of working with exponents and logs. This was a very challenging project.
This project was so much work I felt the need to blog about it. I want to show you how I created this entire lesson. Maybe these steps can help someone else with a future project.
First, I used PowerPoint to create the slides, I used my cell phone to do the audio, then I saved the presentation as a movie, then finally uploaded them to YouTube.
But this project was much more than just these presentations. After the presentations were created I then began building a website using Weebly. I posted all of the steps for the project here. Weebly for Education includes all of the intuitive website-building and blogging tools found on Weebly plus features built specifically for education. Weebly for Education offers bulk creation of student accounts which teachers can manage and moderate. Students can create their own websites and blogs using the accounts that you create for them.
I also created an Edmodo account. Edmodo is also one of the best means of teacher-student communication. It allows students and teachers to stay connected via sending notes , replying to posts and checking messages and upcoming events while away from the classroom. I was able to create quizzes and assignments in Edmodo. For those who were not able to view these I made copies of the screen shots so everyone could view them. I also used Rubistar, RubiStar is a free tool to help teachers create quality rubrics.
I don’t know if the assignment really required this much work, but once I started I felt like I had to really make a “complete” lesson. I hope this helps someone!