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Folger Community Conversation: Teaching Literature During COVID-19 - Shared screen with speaker view
Antoinette Davis
32:09
Is anyone teaching Othello or Romeo & Juliet with distance learning? If so, can I get your contact info to discuss how you are doing this?
Corinne Viglietta
33:30
Hi, Antoinette! We'll be setting up play-specific groups for you all in a bit!
Larry Reiff
35:38
I’m doing Romeo & Juliet through through my screen this year! Starting next Monday. larryreiff1972@gmail.com
Breanne Lucy
35:39
My mic isn't working, but I'm struggling with getting out of the way with online learning! For example, kids had small group discussion, and I really struggled to not jump in a bunch, partially because kids (and I) just don't really know how to do discussion without visual cues. Feel like I've lost some "getting out of the way gains"
Breanne Lucy
36:01
It's my computer
Breanne Lucy
36:11
Not on your end!
Nina Gibson
36:35
How did they send the video’s in to you?
Joyce Sheehey
37:23
Especially to Brendan: I wonder if your students would be willing to (or you would be willing) to share some of the videos as models for another group of students? I've already assigned memorizing of 100 words … I like your idea that they act and record, too.
Brendan Berls
38:02
We use Schoology at my school, so they were actually able to submit .MOV files straight to the site.
Joyce Sheehey
38:38
Thanks.
Brendan Berls
38:52
I don’t think they’d mind! I have a few examples available to share if anyone’s interested.
Nina Gibson
39:03
I’m interested!
Erica Haglund
39:17
Flipgrid is an awesome option for videos. You can create a "Flipgrid" for the students by inputting all their student IDs, then they can film their videos and submit to you. I use it for the Debate class for them to submit their speeches to me over this period.
Joyce Sheehey
39:18
Me as well.
Larry Reiff
39:20
Drop in/Drop out allows for more asynchronous learning
Larry Reiff
39:40
Flipgrid is going to be a huge asset in my R&J toolkit
Patricia Ruth
39:54
Twelfth Night!
Victoria Bonutti
40:29
I second FlipGrid! Also, you can make a FlipGrid "roll", stringing together a bunch of videos together to then share out with Ss
Jenny Fisher
40:36
That sounds absolutely wonderful!
Elizabeth Huntley
40:47
Amazing, thank you!
Erica Haglund
40:59
You can also share feedback on Flipgrid. I love it.
Donna Denize
41:14
I'm interested in the Flipgrid, can anyone send it to me?
Erica Haglund
41:53
Donna, https://info.flipgrid.com/ - it's great too because the kids don't need accounts, only you as the educator.
Nina Gibson
42:10
ok - I have to learn Flipgrid! My student have google “classroom IDs”, so I have to see if they can use this tool too.
Nina Gibson
42:17
teaching The Tempest
Donna Denize
42:24
Thank you Erica!
Erica Haglund
42:33
They can sign in with an email as well. There are different options for how you link the kids to the flipgrid.
Gina Perry
43:00
I'm doing Hamlet and The Tempest
Victoria Bonutti
43:33
Additionally, Screencastify is Beta-testing a student submission platform called "Screencastify Submit" - basically like FlipGrid, but you as the teacher just send out a link, Ss open the link, record the video, and submit - and the video goes straight to your Google Drive!
Larry Reiff
44:05
I’ve been using Loom for Screencasts. Great tool that’s not platform specific
Donna Denize
44:45
I'd like the 15 min. Othello
Patricia Ruth
46:34
No Fortinbras, like in the David Tenant RSC version….Shocking!
Chris Lavold
48:11
Stefanie Jochman had a great blog post about promptbooks on the Folger site that I have been using for the past few years.
Carol Propp
55:39
How do we get texts of the play?
Andrea Evans
55:54
Folger editions are all online
Molly Barger
55:55
Folger digital
Victoria Bonutti
55:56
Folger Digital Texts.org!
Carol Propp
56:11
thank you
Breanne Lucy
56:14
These are great -- will definitely use these ideas!
Brittany Kelley
56:57
The Choose Your Own Adventure format is fantastic! I definitely want to try that in my future composition classes.
Carol Propp
59:29
Just wanted to clarify about the line activity is it the same as the line toss?
Deborah Gascon
01:00:07
Carol, yes! Line tossing! :)
Deborah Gascon
01:00:37
Or you could do two-line scenes virtually.
Molly Barger
01:01:30
Question: What about introducing kids to Shakespeare for the first time via virtual learning? My 8th graders are used to me because I taught them in 7th grade and we just finished a big poetry unit, but my current 7th graders are terrified. They have no experience with Shakespeare, and normally we’d play games to get their feet wet—any suggestions for how to begin? (7th is doing Midsummer and 8th is doing Comedy)
Deborah Gascon
01:01:58
Do your students have access to technology?
Molly Barger
01:02:17
Yes! Though a few are sharing laptops with siblings and parents
Maggie Suggett
01:02:46
Start with Pop Sonnets!
Breanne Lucy
01:05:30
Are there examples of kids doing line tossing or choral reading on Zoom? I'd love to see how that looks/sounds/works
Sheri Goldstein
01:07:01
WE are all first year teachers again...
Andrew DiPrinzio
01:07:24
I’m teaching Romeo and Juliet (9th graders) and Henry IV Part 1 (10th) to students with dyslexia. It’s been challenging to get my passion across to the students on zoom - that’s kind of my big hook and it’s lost. Any help guidance on teaching students with LD.
greta brasgalla
01:08:04
use audio and they can mimic the lines
Victoria Bonutti
01:08:31
Andrew, have you thought about using screen sharing to have some visuals to integrate with your face-to-face presentation?
Victoria Bonutti
01:08:52
Perhaps incorporating some large-text slides with your audio lessons.
Trevor Ogden
01:10:47
Hi Molly. I’m in the exact same boat. 7th graders have never done a word of Shakespeare and are starting “Midsummer” tomorrow. I like to start with Act I, Scene 2. It’s a very easy scene to understand, and the language is not tricky. This will build their confidence.
Molly Barger
01:11:24
Thanks!
Larry Reiff
01:15:21
I think this crisis has made us so much more aware of the equity issues on American education.
Joyce Sheehey
01:15:27
Thanks, Peggy and Corinne et al, I'm off to a School Board meeting at 8:00 where they're discussing the (failed) budget... one Zoom to another … Thanks for all the help.
Brendan Berls
01:17:16
Re equity: My students are (mostly) in the higher echelons — one thing I learned from their Hamlet videos is that some of them have bedrooms bigger than my apartment.
Darice Moore
01:17:58
Some of my AP students really are still starting with literature -- these methods help build a gap for those who don't have the skills but have leapt into AP.
Victoria Bonutti
01:18:19
I second you, Darice!
Cynthia Phoa
01:19:16
Thank you all for the content and the companionship. I've got to sign off!
Breanne Lucy
01:20:02
Also love these "low tech solutions" because all of us are on devices too much now -- kids and we should get away from screens, even when we have them. That's why in-person class is good, right, partially escape from screens/interacting with the world aroundus
Erica Haglund
01:20:50
I feel like in this situation, it could be an interesting option to use Michael LoMonico's movie activity with an opening scene in this option.
Breanne Lucy
01:21:18
Erica, yes, that activity is MAGIC
Erica Haglund
01:21:32
Let the kids be creative designers / experts so they can feel like they are the expert the scene - then pair it with Shakespeare, something they aren't an expert on. It can feel less scary.
Donna Denize
01:21:40
Can I get LoMonico's movie activity?
Breanne Lucy
01:22:23
Donna, it's on Forsooth. One key thing is that kids share out as if they're the director/actor/costume designer, so they say what "I chose" to do with the scene. Magic!
Les Lynn
01:22:57
I'd want to use video resources even more in the online environment than in the classroom environment. Does Folger have scene by scene video libraries for the major plays?
Darice Moore
01:23:15
I heard that the Globe will be making six plays available for free streaming, including R&J, Hamlet, etc.
Chris Lavold
01:23:25
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wFuEAzk_yOZog4zhpdIqRbZ4B1gOhNsjqF7CXUtPS-g/edit?usp=sharing
Chris Lavold
01:23:33
Lomo’s film activity above
Victoria Bonutti
01:23:36
Darice, yes! April 6!
Victoria Bonutti
01:23:43
Thanks, Chris!
Ann Sayas
01:24:14
how could I send an idea to be posted on the website?
Jane Tracy
01:24:46
Thank you!
Breanne Lucy
01:25:04
I'm not sure I'm going to tackle a play, but would love to try online Folger methods with poetry later on, if anyone has done that and wants to share/collaborate!!!
Donna Denize
01:25:11
Thank you to everyone!!!!
Victoria Bonutti
01:25:18
Hear, hear, Patricia!
Elizabeth Huntley
01:25:43
This is where we can really see the best in education...sharing ideas and our hearts. Thank you, Peggy and Folger.
Chris Lavold
01:25:53
https://teachingshakespeareblog.folger.edu/2014/10/21/using-film-clips-to-teach-shakespeare/
Chris Lavold
01:26:01
More about Lomé film activity
Chris Lavold
01:26:04
Lomo
Breanne Lucy
01:26:07
YES. Hearing these ideas/seeing these faces is one of the few things that's made me feel energized about online learing!!!
Victoria Bonutti
01:28:19
Peggy, I am PS
Sheri Goldstein
01:28:29
The New Yorker wrote a spoof of Shakespeare writing King Lear during the time of the plague...it's great for a laugh..
Patricia Ruth
01:28:32
Have you guys seen SirPatStew reciting Sonnet 116 on Twitter???! OMG…
Victoria Bonutti
01:28:45
*PSYCHED about these community building activities for Shakespeare's birthday!
Larry Reiff
01:29:50
Excited to collaborate!
Folger Education
01:29:53
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Andrew DiPrinzio
01:30:14
(Other) Henry IV Part 1
Joy Docherty
01:30:18
Yes, Patricia! He’s been doing a sonnet a day!
Larry Reiff
01:31:11
Thank you Peggy!!!!
Shannon Johnson
01:31:19
Thank you! So many good ideas!
Elizabeth Huntley
01:31:23
Thank you, Peggy.
Jessica Salfia
01:31:25
Thank you all!
Brendan Berls
01:31:27
Thank you everyone at FolgerEd! So cool to see TSI friends on here too :)
Molly Barger
01:31:30
Thank you Peggy!
Darice Moore
01:31:31
Thank you so much!
Brittany Kelley
01:31:32
Thanks everyone! These community meetings are so invigorating!
Leanne Mann
01:31:37
Thank you very much
Breanne Lucy
01:31:38
Thank you!!!
Jessica Salfia
01:31:48
Karla and I are both on Twitter if anyone has any follow up Qs.
Andrew DiPrinzio
01:31:50
Thank you very much.
Victoria Bonutti
01:31:51
Thank you to ALL of you!! Love this Folger family!
Corinne Viglietta
01:31:54
Thank you, everyone. You are inspiring!
Brent Busboom
01:31:54
thank you!!!
greta brasgalla
01:32:05
THANK you !!! Keep positive
Jacqueline Smilack
01:32:06
Thank you everyone. You're CRUSHING it.
Jeanie Wilks
01:32:09
You guys are the Incredibles of education !
Corinne Viglietta
01:32:16
YOU are.
Donna Denize
01:32:18
Thank you Peggy and Folger team. Can a teacher join more than one affinity group?
Joy Docherty
01:32:20
Thank you for the amazing ideas!
Stephanie Taylor
01:32:39
Thank you for helping me feel less adrift during this difficult time!
Les Lynn
01:32:51
Thank you !!
Catherine Nicastro
01:33:07
Thank you so much. This was really useful. So appreciate all that you are doing
Folger Education
01:33:22
mtrowell@folger.edu
Hilary Gansauer
01:33:41
Thank you all so much!
Folger Education
01:33:41
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