This Week's Question
When your lesson or daily activities are tied to the internet, what tricks or tips do you have up your sleeve for when the internet collapses?
If you work in a school where you rely on tech for the majority of your lessons, it's inevitable that you will have internet or connectivity issues at some point. I would suggest keeping an "offline" Google Doc just in case, that way you always have the ability to have students write and create.
Another strategy I have used is flipping my classes so videos were watched at home instead of during the school day, which also helped ease bandwidth issues. Class could easily shift to discussion instead of relying on connectivity.
Finally, I would keep a few SmartNotebook (or other interactive board) files/templates that I could quickly edit on days without internet connection. Games like Jeopardy, vocabulary review, etc. are interactive and not passive; students can even create the questions for each other, input them on the computer, and then play!