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Digital games for online instruction

Natalie, the creator of Orthodox Pebbles, is honored to have been invited by the Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Church of America to speak at their upcoming WEB SEMINAR: Keeping The Summer Connection Active, on Wednesday May 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm EDT. Her talk will focus on tips and strategies for holding an online Vacation Church School program and she has been hard at work creating all sorts of digital teaching material. Visit the GOArch Department of Religious Education for more details.

Dear friends,

Social distancing has changed our lives in so many ways, and it has modified our Sunday School classes as well. Having switched to digital teaching almost immediately after the stay-at-home guidelines were put into place, we have gone through a steep learning curve trying to figure out how we could transfer the activities we used to do in our analog class to the digital realm.

We love playing games in our real classroom, so we had to find ways of playing them in our online classroom as well. We experimented with different options and came up with a few general guidelines and helpful tools for making our own games that we thought might be useful to share. We are also including some games that we created and we have been using in our own online classes. At our parish, we are planning an end-of-year Sunday School celebration session for the whole school to play them together.

Stay well, keep the Faith, and enjoy the warmer weather!
Natalie and Despina

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