the ASK: I often wonder how to minimize the effects of being gone from class when I travel to work with teachers in other places. Here’s an experiment!

the TRY: Using FaceTime and some devices, I’ve found a way to still teach from the road. Ahead of time, I arrange with a student to connect via FaceTime at the beginning of class with his/her iPad. Then, the student connects to the projector and it’s like I’m right there!

the LEARN: I stay connected to the students, they stay connected to me, we stay connected to our learning goals. It’s also really helpful for the sub, because I can give directions or help facilitate a discussion that he/she can then follow-through on or contribute to in more informed ways.