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Our New Remote-Friendly Lessons: Learn Anywhere and Solve for Back-to-School Uncertainty

Many educators are currently facing the uncertainty of planning for back to school. Ozobot is here to help! We’ve been working to help you teach core subjects anywhere, without sacrificing STEAM learning. Enter our new, remote-friendly lessons. 

About Learn Anywhere Lessons

Here’s our commitment to you. All of the Ozobot-generated lessons we’ll release over the coming months will be compatible with remote, hybrid, or synchronous teaching for grades 2-5. A selection of lessons will be available for grades PK-12. These lessons are designed to be self-paced and self-guided for students with instructional videos throughout. 

Note: All of Ozobot’s remote-friendly lessons will be free for educators and their students to use through December 1, 2020. After that date, only the initial weeks will be free for all, and additional weekly content in Math and ELA will be available only for schools participating in the Ozobot 1:1 ProgramRequest a demo for 1:1 today–you might be surprised by the federal and state initiatives it qualifies for!

Each of our remote-friendly lessons will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete, and we recommend assigning one lesson per week. Our team is busy developing lessons, and will release new content for grades 2-5 weekly, so you can follow this recommended pacing. For other grades, PK-2 and 6-12, the initial four week release works for all of these grade levels. Register for one of our upcoming webinars to dive deeper into these lessons, earn PD, and get tips for adapting for Bit or other grade levels!

Weeks 1-4: Intro to STEAM >

Grades PK-12

These introductory, STEAM lessons will give your students a solid understanding of how Ozobots work and our screen-free way to code: Color Codes. Lessons include:

  1. Introduction to Ozobot: Get to Know Evo
  2. Introduction to Color Codes 1: Line Following
  3. Introduction to Color Codes 2: Drawing Color Codes
  4. Introduction to Color Codes 3: Directionality

Week 5: Math >

Grades 2-5

These ready-to-run lessons will increase student engagement while meeting Common Core State Standards for Math. Lessons include:

  • Grade 2: What’s My Value
  • Grade 3: Mix It Up Multiplication
  • Grade 4: Division Maze
  • Grade 5: Number Randomizer

What Materials are Included? 

These lessons are designed with flexibility in mind! Even though they are “remote-friendly,” they include support materials for teachers to utilize in all settings–hybrid, remote, and synchronous. Each lesson includes:

  • For Teachers
    • Lesson Plan: Use it to teach synchronously or as a reference when assigning remote work.
    • Includes standards met by each lesson, which can include: CCSS ELA, CCSS Math, NGSS, CSTA, ISTE 
  • For Students 
    • Instructional Video: Provides students with any and all background information, front loads content, and guides students through step-by-step
    • Activity Guide and Activity Sheets: Print these pages and distribute to students or distribute them digitally to be printed at home.

Steps for Instruction

Assigning lessons remotely or in-person is easy–especially with our Google Classroom integration! Just follow the steps below.

“I have a Google Classroom account.”

  1. Go to classroom.ozobot.com.
  2. Sign in with Google. If you created an Ozobot Classroom account previously and did not sign in with Google, log out and select ‘Sign in with Google’.
  3. Import a Class from Google. IMPORTANT: Make sure you’ve invited all students to your Google Class and students have accepted before you follow the steps below.
    1. Go to Classes.
    2. Select ‘Import from Google’.
    3. Follow the on-screen steps and allow Ozobot to access your Google Classroom account. Repeat for each of your classes. If your student roster changes (e.g. a new student joins):
      1. Go to Classes.
      2. Select ‘Sync Students’.
  4. Follow these steps to assign lessons remotely:
    1. Go to Lessons.
    2. Apply the ‘Remote-friendly’ filter.
    3. Add lessons to your Classes. Recommended cadence is 1 Ozobot lesson per week.
    4. Review the Lesson Plan.
    5. Go to Classes and select the desired Class (IMPORTANT: Class must have a Google Classroom symbol. If it does not, import the Class from Google).
    6. Select the lesson.
    7. Set the start and due dates, then assign.

Your students will get a Google Classroom email notification with their new assignment. The Get Started Guide for Students & Parents covers the following steps for them:

  1. On a Chromebook, open the email and select ‘Open’.
  2. In Google Classroom, select ‘Ozobot Classroom.’
  3. Follow the on-screen steps to sign in with Google (no new accounts needed!) and check Evo for updates. (IMPORTANT: as a best practice, ask your students not to skip updates!)
  4. After updates, follow the on-screen steps to be guided through the assignment with an Instructional Video playlist.

Students can go to classroom.ozobot.com/student and sign in with Google to access the assignment and any completed Ozobot classwork.

Steps for synchronous, in-person instruction:

  1. Review the Lesson Plan.
  2. Print/share the included Activity Sheets with students.
  3. Guide students using either the Instructional Video playlist (labeled Introduction in the Activity Guide) OR the Direct Instruction and Student Practice sections of the Lesson Plan.
  4. Collect student work.

“I DO NOT have a Google Classroom account and cannot create one.”

  1. Go to classroom.ozobot.com.
  2. Create an account with email and password.
  3. Create a Class.
    1. Go to Classes.
    2. Select ‘Create New Class’.
    3. Follow the on-screen steps to finish creating a Class.
  4. Follow these steps to assign lessons remotely:
    1. Go to Lessons.
    2. Apply the ‘Remote-friendly’ filter.
    3. Add lessons to your Classes. Recommended cadence is 1 Ozobot lesson per week.
    4. Review the Lesson Plan.
    5. Print/share the included Activity Sheets with students. You can also provide students with the Activity Guide, for written directions if students will be completing the lesson without the Instructional Video or as an extra reference.
    6. Send students the Instructional Video playlist (labeled Introduction in the Activity Guide).Collect student work by asking for a photo or video (e.g via Flipgrid). If a photo is not possible, ask students to reflect on their work by responding to a writing prompt (e.g. What was challenging about the lesson?).

Steps for synchronous, in-person instruction:

  1. Review the Lesson Plan.
  2. Print/share the included Activity Sheets with students.
  3. Go to Classes and select the Class.
  4. Find the desired lesson and select ‘Run’.
  5. Guide students using either the Instructional Video playlist (labeled Introduction in the Activity Guide) OR the Direct Instruction and Student Practice sections of the Lesson Plan.
  6. Collect student work.

Questions or comments? Contact support@ozobot.com or register for one of our upcoming webinars to dive deeper into these lessons (and earn PD)!

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