Introduce Yourself to your Online Classroom

An introduction is difficult. The introduction is the start of your Social Presence in your online classroom. If you are a novice online educator you may be especially concerned. Allow me to share two methods for K-12 educators to enhance your social presence in your online classroom.  First, you need an effective online environment introduction by the instructor.  Second, consider the use of memes by both the instructor and participants.

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How to Introduce yourself to your Online Classroom

McKay mentions the usefulness of including personal introductions or media with personal information which humanizes the instructor.  The first way to combat a lack of personalization is for the instructor to put themselves out into the course first as a friendly member of the community and invite others to join in the sharing.
In support of this idea The Quality Matters K-12 Rubric, Fifth Edition, Standard 1.7 C speaks to setting the tone for the course:

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