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Gameaboutsquares may help spatial thinking. The beginning is suitable for the young, and it gets progressively more difficult.


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I have/had a few courses on Udemy and have a few hundred YT videos, so I've been down this road a couple times. My current set up: Blue Yeti microphone, \$130. You can probably get away with a built-in laptop microphone. I needed something better because of Udemy's requirements. Presentations in PowerPoint and/or $\LaTeX$, \$0. Well, PowerPoint might ...


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I am using zoom, and getting better attendance sometimes than in my face-to-face classes. Modified tools for getting interaction: 1. I ask students to put a number from 1 to 5 in the chat to rate their understanding. 2. I ask for a brave volunteer to work with me sometimes, and I walk that one student through, asking them to give me a next step, etc. ...


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The Lone Ranger had escaped many dangers, but this time, the situation was hopeless. Back to the wall with 200 wild Indians surrounding him. He turned to his faithful sidekick, Tonto, and said "what will we do now?" Tonto replied, "who's 'we', paleface?" The needs of the administrators, students, teachers are all different. In other words, "who's '...


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My approach: Lectures I use a tablet laptop at home, which I can write on with a bluetooth pen. I use to OneNote app to actually write thngs down, though there are many other options. To do an online lecture, I use Google Meet. Students (about 50 of them) gather online in the meeting room (a link I send them 15 minutes before the lecture starts). I ...


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My home teaching setup. Still to be tested.


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My university (I am in Spain) has Microsoft Teams integrated with student accounts, so I use this. My classes are two hours. I open a chat (there are 60-70 students). (Zoom for free only allows 40 minutes and I am not sure it can handle the 60-70 students; a colleague is using the free video mixing software OBS and broadcasting class via Youtube, but ...


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I would recommend a 2-in-1 laptop rather than a Surface Book due to the price, but of course, that comes with pros-and-cons. Office 365 or Office 2019 with Word, PowerPoint, etc. should be great for not only writing but also saving the notes you write, thereby allowing you to switch screens without the worry of losing the notes you wrote on screen upon ...


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I'm a full-time faculty member at a community college in NJ. I've been teaching for 12 years but have never taught an online course. When our college left for spring break I was left scrambling for how to make use of the tools that I had at that moment: my course notes and textbooks, my laptop, and my iPhone. With these tools I write, by hand, a short ...


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The case for WeBWorK tl;dr - use WebWork as an easy way of giving students as much practice solving problems as they can handle. Learn by doing lots of problems with a tight feedback loop. It engages the game-playing, obsessive nature in us. Main use case - Homework engine The two biggest features of a VLE/LMS are the presentation of materials and ...


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I am surprised that a school would effectively say "go figure it out". You ask for "brainstorming"... here are my thoughts.. You haven't quite defines your goal, although I did hear, loud and clear, you'd like 'free' or close to it. Still, there are a number of outcomes. Live video - I believe there are many options, but in general, a multiuser ...


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This is best done via an email list. You write up lecture notes using LaTeX, produce a PDF file which you email to all your students. You can ask your students to submit homework to you via email. This way of teaching is far more efficient than teaching in the traditional way or the live online methods, as you can prepare the lecture notes whenever it suits ...


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I gave a presentation to my department about this today. Like you, as I see in a comment, I am also at a CUNY math department. I haven't done all-online classes before, but I've used Blackboard heavily for ~20 years and have had a hybrid (partly online) class for the last two years. I have access to Blackboard Collaborate. My only cameras at home are ...


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In some sense this question is waaaay too broad, but it is attracting a useful collection of hints, and it's super topical for thousands of college math instructors (likely to be followed by primary/secondary ones), so here are a few things which I don't see mentioned yet, collated from the far too much time spent on this subject today. Web/Doc cam. There ...


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Though I taught electronic maintenance and simple math years ago, I am now a casual student. I actually clicked on the link to this discussion just out of curiosity. I may have some small insight into the problems you are now facing. I recently found an online course that was free to take if I did not want a certificate. I thought it would help me bridge ...


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We're on Blackboard as well, here's some workflow's we've been experimenting with to do everything through that interface: Lectures: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra works pretty well here. Just remember to turn your mike on, and to go into the settings once you've joined the session, click "Notification Settings" and turn on Browser Popup Notifications for ...


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Instructor at University of Washington here - we were one of the early closures, so I feel like we're starting to get the hang of it. Here's what I'm using: Zoom: Zoom is similar to Skype, with better support for many-participant calling and additional features. It has a built-in whiteboard you can write or type on, mechanics for allowing students to "raise ...


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To enhance my last comment, this is what I was talking about with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. I did a trial session with some of the other faculty yesterday and it seemed to work alright. We come "back" from spring break next week, so I haven't had a chance to try it with students yet. It might be worthwhile to either do a training session with students ...


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Already put two comments but ideas keep coming to me so I'll just package them here. Keep in mind I'm not an educator, I'm just trying to think of practical solutions to the problem as a whole. Another answer recommends YouTube to upload source material but I feel this might be inadequate interaction. Other alternatives: Discord Recently in response to ...


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Well, since I have also been obliged to teach from home due to CoVID-19 these days, I will describe here a possible solution to your problem. As a fast and cheap solution - I have been granted no access to any platform, unfortunately - I use the following: Skype, as a platform to communicate with my students and conduct the major part of the lesson. ...


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I like You Tube for posting videos. Once you get started it's pretty simple. There are various levels of privacy possible which you can read about. If your school has a convenient way to post videos and you have broadband (we're talking about 1-1.5 Gb files here, do NOT use HD resolution or worse yet the 4k resolution...). Given all that, basically the thing ...


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