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Remote Learning Technology Information

This page will serve as a repository of information of different technologies to help facilitate remote learning.

Google Meet

You can schedule a Google Meet by using Google Calendar. In Google Calendar

  1. Create a new event and choose date and time.
  2. Add Video Conferencing
  3. View vide conference details
  4. Add any guests (can be a group) - they will receive an invitation with a link.
  5. You can copy the link and paste it into Google Classroom in the Stream or Classwork area.
  6. Click Save

If someone joins the meeting from the link and they are not a named participant in the scheduled meeting, a meeting participant may 'allow' that person to join the meeting.

Some great info on how to use Google Meet.

Tips:

  • when screen sharing, make the app or browser that you're displaying full screen and zoom in if you're able to (command and + together zooms in, command and - zooms out)
  • have students mute microphones when not speaking. This helps eliminate echoes
  • if students do not want to be on camera, they may turn off the camera
Zoom

Another remote meeting app that is somewhat interchangeable with Google Meet is Zoom. Zoom is a remote video conferencing app.

Some of the benefits of using Zoom are:

  • you can use your Google account to sign into Zoom, so no need to create a separate Zoom account  - Just choose the Sign in With Google option when you sign up.
  • it has one HUGE advantage over Google Meet in that, with the iPad Zoom app, you can share your screen. This would come in useful for handwriting scenarios when using apps that take advantage of the Apple Pencil.

Full Zoom Tutorial Video

Google Classroom

There are plenty of resources available that show how to get started with Classroom and using it to communicate with students and guardians. Here are some helpful links below:

iPad Screen Recording

One of the greatest tools for Math and Science right now is the iPad. When we combine iPad screen recording with the Apple Pencil, we are able to create content quickly and make it available for students through Google Classroom or SeeSaw.

This approach would use a combination of the iPad, Apple Pencil, a Notes app like NotesPlus, Explain Everything, or Notability, and Google Classroom or SeeSaw.