Get answers to LS Faculty remote learning FAQs
|FAQ for helping lower school faculty with remote learning|
Classroom Technology and Systems and Remote Learning
|Up-to-date for the 2022-2023 school year.|
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How can my families access the Remote Learning document from their students device?
Tech Support for Families
LS Faculty, thank you for fielding some tech support questions for us!
If your families have further 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; our role (The technology team) in this time is to think about things like privacy policies, data security, and how students access and login to the service.
All Zoom calls you schedule will have a zoom password. This is for the security of our teachers and students. 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/Mr.Sammy
- Allow For Preparation
- 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.
- Waiting Room - Allows for students to wait till you allow them.
- Check the waiting room periodically, as students may be late and are unable to join until allowed by a host.
- The Chat Box:
- Facilitating the chat box is important - Teachers can take turns speaking and moderating chat section.
Click here for best practices document for teachers using Zoom.
To Print or Not to Print
That is NOT the question. Our students and their families are not expected to have the capacity to print. When assigning work, please make it accessible for them to respond through their devices or to write it on a piece of paper.
We strongly encourage for communication between teacher and students to be via Seesaw.
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 their deployed iPad or Chromebook
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.