Remote Learning Technologies
We have a number of remote learning technologies available for our members.
All teachers and students using Google products (Classroom, Chat, Meet, etc.) should do so from within their sligocreekcoop.com Google accounts. If you don't know what this is, don't have access to it, or need help using it, please contact Sonja.
Google Chrome and Mobile Apps
Everyone should use the Google Chrome browser on computers whenever possible, and should consider downloading the relevant apps to their mobile devices (Classroom, Meet, Chat, Drive, Docs)
This is used primarily to provide information to students and manage assignments. It is highly recommended that all classes offering remote instruction have a Google Classroom to provide a central repository of information for the class. Assignments can be created that are individual to each student, or that are collaborative between mulitple students. This is all handled automatically within Google Classroom, simply by having the teacher choose the right options.
Homeschool Co-op "classes" section
This is an alternative to Google Classroom. It is part of the sligocreekcoop.com web site, and also allows teachers to post announcements and assignments. The major benefit of this environment is that it is set up automatically for each class, and is easily accessible to parents. Teachers can easily create an e-mail to go out to all parents associated with the class, so all teachers will want to know about it even though Google Classroom will be more appropriate for most classes.
This is the technology we are using to offer classes by videoconference. This platform allows for classes to be recorded for future playback if desired, and allows students or teachers to call in by phone if videoconferencing is not possible.
Documentation for SCC Teachers about Google Meet (you must be signed in to view this page)
This technology can be used to create a chatroom for your class that will exist both during and outside of the time when your class is meeting. It can be used to facilitate outside-of-class discussion, and for small group work.
Documentation for SCC Teachers about Google Chat (you must be signed in to view this page)
This technology can be used to create a shared whiteboard for your class. This is easiest to use by downloading the Jamboard application onto a tablet, but can be used on a computer. It offers multiple "frames" for each board, which could allow teachers to assign individual students or groups of students to work out an equation, etc. on a particular frame, and then have a class discussion about the work.
The documentation for Jamboard can be a little confusing because a Jamboard is also a physical device. The most useful parts of the Google Jamboard Documentation are in the "Whiteboarding with Jamboard" section.