It’s time to begin teaching your first Applied Digital Skills lesson!
To help it go smoothly...
Preview skills that may be challenging or unfamiliar for students at the beginning ofthe lesson, Carefully monitor student progress,Check on group dynamics and discuss digital etiquette,And create a safe space for students to learn and practice digital skills.
Let’s go over each of these steps one byone.
First, before students begin, preview any skills that they may find challenging or unfamiliar,which you noted during the planning stage.
Next, carefully monitor student progress as they work.
Since Applied Digital Skills is self-paced, you can work with students one-on-one or ina group as they need it. Help students if they seem stuck on something, like selectinga topic for their project or performing a specific digital skill.
If multiple students need help, you may want to adapt the lesson in some way, like doingthe project step-by-step as a class instead of individually.
For group projects, check on group dynamics and discuss digital etiquette.
Offer support to ensure each student participates in the group an appropriate amount,And help groups make decisions if they can’t come to a consensus.
It’s also important to discuss group digital etiquette with students, like being carefulnot to delete each other’s work.
Finally, create a safe space for students to learn and practice digital skills.
To help students keep moving through a lesson, remind them they can go back later to change style choices like colors and fonts.
Congratulations on teaching your first Applied Digital Skills lesson! Now, move on to thelast video to assess your first lesson and start planning the next one.