Get answers to LS Faculty remote learning FAQs
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|FAQ for helping lower school faculty with remote learning|
Classroom Technology and Systems and Remote Learning
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How can my families access the Remote Learning document from their students device?
Tech Support for Families
Thank you for fielding some tech support questions for us! If your families continue to have questions regarding technology, please have them submit a tech-ticket here is a sample message you can send:
I am sorry to hear you are having trouble with this. We recommend that you review the detailed help articles the tech department has put together for more information. If these do not not help and you require further assistance, please submit a tech support request and the tech department will contact you directly.
New tech initiatives must be vetted before going into use
We know many of you are looking at new ways to interact with our students and families and we are excited to help you do that. It is really imperative that you run any new ideas past us before putting them into use; we have to think about things like privacy policies, data security, and how students access and logon to the service.
For the security of our teachers and students (see article on ”Zoombombing”) we have enabled the password feature on our Zoom domain. All Zoom calls you schedule moving forward will have a zoom password. Any calls (recurring or single meetings) scheduled before Friday, March 27th might NOT have a password. Unsure where to check for the Zoom password? Check the description section of your Google calendar.
Please check that:
- All morning meetings moving forward MUST have a password
- Check that you are linking the appropriate link to the Remote Learning Plan.
It looks like this with the password:
Sample Morning Meeting Link:
Morning Meeting w/Ms. Vanessa
Please login earlier to your morning meetings. 8:25am is a perfect time to start the zoom meeting, even if you just have your screen and mic muted. This will allow families to work out any technical glitches prior to starting your morning meeting.
Add all of your students to the morning meeting. Some may join later, and they will be awaiting entry, please let them in! Maybe as one teacher speaks, the other can be vigilant of the chat box.
We are putting together a best practices document for teachers using Zoom. Stay tuned for more information
To Print or Not to Print
That is NOT the question. Teachers, please keep in mind that we have not asked our families to have a printer available. If you are asking your student to complete an assignment, please advise families to write the equation on loose leaf paper instead of printing a PDF.
At this point in the Remote Learning process, we ask that all communication be sent to families and not to students. As we continue to do remote learning, our communication with students will evolve. Eventually we will be communicating with them directly through Seesaw, but please refrain from asking students to email you directly. If your students have been emailing you, please feel free to respond.
Logging in Via Clever
All students will login to their applications using
Please ensure that all links we are sharing to families are shared appropriately. Links should be set to “Anyone with the link can view” or they won’t be able to see your content!
We should only be sharing files with parents that are in PDF format. We cannot assume that they have Microsoft Word/Excel or Pages or any other program available on their devices.
Computers Need A Break Too!
Your computer is working overtime! Please make sure you have scheduled a time to turn off your device. Many teachers have reported computers crashing in the middle of a zoom meeting or a call. We recommend that you restart your computer daily to ensure that it performs properly.