I’ve spent the last 3 weeks carefully designing an exciting 5 week online course for my 8th grade photography students. Last week, I mentioned that I was in the process of carefully selecting which resources I wanted to add into the course for my middle schoolers. Things like videos, article readings and case studies. Since then, I’ve uploaded just about everything into Schoology, the LMS platform I decided to go with. I have all resources, discussion topics and weekly assignments and activities already in the course. What I’ve focused on this week, is creating a screencast video for my students that will help them login to Schoology, access the course, and maneuver that course. Schoology is a system that our school has not worked with before, and so I felt the need to help guide my students with a video on how to login in and access all course information.
In addition to the screencast video, I’ve also completed a very detailed outline of what will be covered and what will be expected of students each week. You may access the full outline here.
It’s been a great experience designing this course so far, and while nearly all of the content has been uploaded, I’m still making some tweaks and minor adjustments here and there. I know this will such a great collaborative project, one that our school hasn’t quite done before, so I’m excited the see that work and relationships that come out of my students.