Prepare a basket of First Day ideas
The activities in the first day can help students to build their interest of study in the new term and motivate their passion of communicating with others. Making a first day checklist with full of interesting and meaningful ideas is must-done work for every teacher. And you can find many great ideas by communicating with other teacher online. Here are some typical ones that you can make full use of.
~ Name review: Take photo for every student holding a blank cardboard. Then ask for a set of prints and put up their photos as bulletin board. Let student write their own names on the blank cardboard in the photo and make a self introduction. It is encouraging and fun.
~ A school tour: Tell your class to take a tour of the school. You can also invite their parents to join. Start the tour by visiting the principal, the other teacher and students. Don’t forget to take photo during the tour. When you return to the classroom, ask student to share their experience.
~ Quizzes and games: Make a crossword puzzle or Math bingo to find their names and match them. A poem competition or team brainstorming to tell their stories is also a good activity.
Line up homework help online
Gathering information of students and helping them to finish their vocation homework are very helpful to approach and set teaching schedule at the end of summer vacation. It is quite difficult to make every student well concerned in the past. These days, most of public libraries offer a variety of free online homework help for student. You can ask for school authority to open such kind of service. On the other hand, there is something more you can do for students.
Some video sites offering video upload service can be the key to help student to finish homework before being back to school day. You can create a PowerPoint presentation to make a further teaching on the difficulty points according to the feedback of students. Then convert the PowerPoint presentation to video and add explaining narration. When the teaching video is done, publish it to video site like YouTube and notify students to view it online. They can leave comments as feedback if they have questions. By collecting these replies, teachers can easily find out the weak point of every student and make their sequel videos to help students to solve the most frequently asked questions.
In addition, making an online quiz or questionnaire is also a good complement to test and understand the condition of student. All these are to ensure a successful education experience of every student in your class.
Create visual enrollment instructions
As the back to school day comes, school administrators are busy with making enrollment instructions for freshmen and new employees. Since the operation of school management system is complex and hardly to explain in words and master in short time. Teachers can create some visual instructions for the freshmen in the back to school time.
To create instruction video tutorial, screen recorder offers a convenient and swift way to change the boring paper-based manual instruction into visual video. The video tutorial shows students how to operate the enrollment system step by step. It includes how to input their names, register numbers, add more information, arrange lessons and join club activities on school website. Teachers make how-to presentations, record the whole process as video demos and put them on the website, so that students can watch the instruction videos and finish the enrollment by themselves.
The screen recorder like DemoCreator can create more video tutorials including how to use the library management system, courses selection system and the e-learning system. Furthermore, teachers can use it to create tutorials for the online courses.