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Adventures in keeping 8 year old boys engaged on Zoom 

In March 2020 my son's classroom became virtual and I, having never been trained as a teacher, was suddenly faced with asynchronis learning. My challenge was quickly revealed: keep two second grade boys focused long enough to learn while on Zoom. And not just learn on Zoom, but learn another language via Zoom.




It became clear that I would need to present Spanish colors and numbers in a captivating manner - bright colors, cute animals, funny images. Borrowing from hours spent with my children laughing at crazy home videos of other people's pets, I went with the animals.

I learned that the numbers could not be in their usual order or the boys would not pay attention. It became too easy for them. And both color and number images needed to re-enforce each other so that every opportunity could be taken for learning.

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