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eLearning Tips

Welcome to a teaching experience where Specially Designed Instruction, Universal Design for Learning and Assistive Technology come together.  Engaging informational text provides reading opportunities to build background knowledge.  Repeated opportunities provide repetition with variety to practice skills such as gathering evidence and making inferences.

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I Do:

Model steps. Talk aloud so you can explicitly demonstrate not only the steps you are taking but the thinking you are using to choose supporting details etc.  Remember to use key vocabulary like “citing textual evidence, analysis, inference, main idea, details”


We Do:  Similar to I Do but you will want to explicitly put in places to Stop/Pause.  Tell the student to stop the video and do it themself. Do this frequently. As your students get more proficient, model less and ask students to do some of the steps on their own without a model.  Continue to verbalize your thinking using key vocabulary.

Video Lesson

Deliver the entire lesson live over a google hangout or a virtual meeting place.

We Do/You Do:

  • Pause for time for students to try on their own.

  • Student can share their computer screen  to demonstrate to others

  • Students can use the chat box to share their steps/process

Co-Teacher: Support individual students by providing additional support during I Do and You Do elements.


SLP:  Include language goals in support students with creating inferences.

OT: Include goals to incorporated Assistive Technology for writing and reading supports.

Live eLesson

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During your phone meetings with your students..

  • Ask them what tools and features they find most helpful

  • How are they doing using the tools with their SnapExplorer stories?

  • What other home assignments, quizzes, worksheets will they start to incorporate these tools?

Look at your usage data on and

  • Celebrate time spent and words read. An average novel is 60,000-90,000 words. Celebrate each 60,000 words-related it to reading another book!

  • Talk about increased or decreased usage.  Did the student forget? Do they need more training? Are they becoming more independent without the tools?

Virtual Student Conferences

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Create an assignment

Attach a link to the website

Add your video for the "I Do"

Add a video for "We Do" that includes pauses

Add instructions for "You Do"

Students can upload a copy of the Note Window (Questions & Answers)

Include a rubric for grading.

Google Classroom

or LMS

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  • Ask your child to show you a feature in the tool.

  • Encourage your child to try on their own...Remind them they have technology supports. 

  • Say something like…

    • “Try the reading button. You can listen as much as you want.

    • "For the top two questions, the answers are there in the text.” 

  • Remind your child to turn in the lesson through Google classroom or by email.

  • Attend the meeting or watch teacher videos.  This will help you model and support.

  • Expect this to take time to learn.  Students are learning to use technology, reading comprehension all at once. 

Parent Tips

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