ESC 18 - Taco Tech Tuesday
Minus the Tacos, Extra Tech!
March 17, 2020
Here Are some Great Resources to Make Distance Learning Possible
TELESCHOOL READY? LEARNING IN THE TIME OF COVID-19
Here is a great blog and checklist of possibilities and needs shared by TCEA
Google Has Answered the Need
Schools now have free access to advanced features in Hangouts Meet so educators can connect with students and facilitate remote learning. This allows users to record meetings, livestream to 100K people and add 250 people to a Hangout. These features will be available until July 1, 2020, for all G Suite for Education customers. Please see this article for more information and some great resources and training.
Create Assignments, communicate with students and send feedback all from one location.
Google classroom is a tool centered on facilitating classroom instruction online. Assignments can be sent, resources can be shared and feedback can be provided to students remotely. If you are interested in Google Classroom there is a great resource provided by Google For Educators below.
Think of Google Groups as a great way to facilitate conversation and provide resources or information to a specific group of individuals. Where Google Groups differs from Google Classroom is the fact that students or individuals invited to the group can interact, share resources and ask questions of each other. Groups can include students, parents, other teachers, anyone who accepts joining the group. So groups could be outside the typical classroom setting and are a great solution for clubs, sports teams, parents, or for a select group of students. Here is some great info on how to create and manage groups.
Technology Help Desk
Remember to submit a Technology Help Desk ticket for any technology needs or services. Email Technology at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Help Desk at (432)-561-4321
Google Educator Level 1 and 2 Certification
Click on the image below to learn more about becoming certified as a Google Educator Certification Level 1 and Level 2.
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