3 Questions to Ask Teachers

If you are not subscribed to comments on this blog, you missed an awesome comment from Linda McDonald, queen of VC in Katy, TX; creator of Math Marvels and other cool collaborative projects. Her comment was in response to a question about how to start your VC program.

Be a listener!

  • Ask what about the critical target objectives based on testing data.
  • Ask about areas of curriculum that teacher think are important but don’t seem to have time to teach.
  • Ask which content students struggle understanding.

Help teachers build VC projects based on the answers above and you will have a “product you can sell.”

Do you ask teachers these questions? How do you follow-up? How do you help teachers see the connection between curriculum and potential content/projects/experiences?

40 replies on “3 Questions to Ask Teachers”

  1. Thanks for moving this comment to a post. Linda is THE queen of amazing curriculum projects. She is also the originator of the Landmark Challenge for second grade that we run each year and our teachers love!

    Linda, thanks for sharing.

  2. I’ve known Linda for years from several professional engagements. A great lady who is willing to help anyone better their professional understanding and knowledge.

  3. I don’t have the equipment in the classroom. It’s informative but I can’t use it.

  4. I don’t currently have the VC equipment in my classroom, but if/when I do use it, I will make sure to ask these questions.

  5. In our district we have an awesome Tech team. I am sure they can help me get set up to use more VC in my classroom

  6. Our classrooms are not equipped with this technology, but we have access to video conferencing through our librarian.

  7. I ask myself these questions, and my goal is to determine how VC can address state standards.

  8. I am very interested in using VC. However, I will check with my districts specific polices as well as my specific schools policies regarding the use of VC.

  9. Wanda Poindexter
    January 6, 2017
    I could see trying to make products to help teachers, however, for now it can’t be my focus.

  10. I have not heard of our district using VC, but if/when a teacher uses VC, i will be sure to ask questions about their experience with it.

  11. I was a classroom teacher, but the technology aide at our school did a good job of helping us to find video conferences that aligned with our content.

  12. Our district has the ability to do VC whole group. All of my classes are different and I do what I can with each class that would benefit more effectively.

  13. We have chromebooks in my classroom which I believe could function in the same manner as the VC.

  14. Of course whatever VC you use has to be used with a standard you are teaching. I am not aware of the approved VC for my district

  15. would love to figure out if we have all the right components to bring this to our class, and to share with other teachers.

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