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Distance Learning with Choice Boards

Give your students a little control in a world where we’ve lost so much of that.

You may be like me – stretched to your limit, worried about students in so many ways, wanting to teach but struggling to manage the many needs and schedules of our at home learners.

While I can’t make all of this go away, I can offer you a mini solution I found to help our students:

Choice Boards

Choice boards are essentially interactive documents with clickable links. What I love about them is you can make them anything that meets the needs of your students. In this one, the clickable links are not simply worksheets for students to complete but mini-teaching point videos to help them with their at home learning.

To be honest, I had never heard of this before all of this remote learning started. My reaction when learning about them was, “There is absolutely no way I could do that!

I was wrong… it’s actually not as hard as it looks.

Let’s get started!

Click above to see a google slide presentation explaining how to create a choice board.

OR

Let me talk you through it…

video link

I hope this inspires you to create some flexible learning opportunities for your students.

4 thoughts on “Distance Learning with Choice Boards”

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this! It is amazing! I have a question: Do the kids need to have Epic accounts to be able to click on the book and hear the read aloud? My district doesn’t allow student accounts on Epic due to privacy laws. We can have a teacher account. I think this is my way to get around that!

    1. Hi Renee,

      Our students do have access to Epic (because Epic made it available to all students during the pandemic) but that is not how they access these three read aloud texts. These are now essentially videos stored in google drive. I opened the books in Epic and then used quicktime player to do a screen recording as I read the books aloud – this is what you see as the mentor texts. I hope this helps.

  2. Patti, What is the font you used for the title “Creating a Choice Board in Google Slides”?

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