Deepening In-Class and Online Learning

60 step-by-step strategies to encourage interaction, foster inclusion, and spark imagination

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A grab-bag of joyful activities teachers can use to involve students in digital learning as they encourage interaction and inclusion. Simple ways to easily align student learning objectives and skills to the virtual environment.

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This timely book shows teachers how to make learning joyful as they translate successful classroom strategies to virtual learning. More than 60 step-by-step strategies encourage interaction, foster inclusion, and spark imagination. Each activity is presented in a consistent format, ready-to-use in-class and for online learning. Whether teaching virtually or adding digital activities to in-class instruction, this book explores effective ways for students to present, communicate, and collaborate. Innovative activities range from discussing hot topics and sharing personal stories to visual boards and digital storytelling. An up-to-date glossary of digital tools helps to make sense of the shifting landscape in today’s classrooms.


About the Author(s)

Larry Swartz has explored literature-based learning with students and teachers for more than 40 years in North America, England, New Zealand, and China. As a classroom teacher, consultant, and instructor with OISE/University of Toronto, he has inspired educators and students alike to learn in new and exciting ways.


Debbie Nyman is an arts educator, presenter, and author. An instructor at OISE–University of Toronto, Debbie works with teachers to develop creative strategies that enrich student learning.


Magdalin Livingston is an artist, poet, emerging illustrator, and teacher with the Toronto District School Board.


Product Details

Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Media: 160 pp/paper
Year: 2021
Item No: 8354
ISBN: 978-1-55138-354-5
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers