March 18, 2020 Covid Quarantine Week 1
My Office Hours
You are also welcome to send emails with questions!
If you need help, please let me know.
If you emailed yesterday and we did not get your issue resolved, I am still working on them this morning! I promise!
We are working an alternate system for help requests should our quarantine continue.
NEW! Open for students! Google Hangout Chat!
The video chat feature is NOT enabled for students. We would encourage you to use Zoom for video chat as an alternative.
Zoom is offering free accounts at this time.
Create a personal Zoom account with the instructions in this video so that you can hold face-to-face video meetings with teammates and students.
Please only use this tool to hold “class” or “small group” meetings and not personal one-on-one video chats with individual students.
Review the Getting Started with Zoom handout for more information on how to set-up/join a Zoom meeting.
Internet Options for Those Without
This information is now linked from the e-Learning FAQ page the district has set up at https://www.friscoisd.org/departments/health-services/disease-prevention-mitigation/covid-19/elearning-faqs
FCC agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.
Comcast COVID-19 response: offers free WiFi for 2 months to low income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time
AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families
Verizon COVID-19 response: no special offers, but following the FCC agreement.
Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge (I expect others will follow).
- T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge (I expect others will follow).