PARENT TIPS FOR VIRTUAL LEARNING

EVERY STUDENT EMPOWERED, EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS!

Together, we are a TEAM! Together, we.are.ELMORE.

Dear Parents,

In these unprecedented times, know that we are here to support you and your children.


Our goal is two-fold:

1) to move our children forward with learning those critical standards needed for success

2) to prevent academic regression


The recent outbreak has caused schools all over the U.S to adapt to remote learning. We all want what's best for our students here in Elmore County so please know that you are not alone! Students, parents, teachers, and educators from all over the world are facing this challenge as one unified team.


In Elmore County, we have adopted these modes of learning at home:

Grades K - 5 are using a blended approach: Google Classroom and packets

Grades 6 - 12 are using the virtual platform, EDGENUITY & Google Classroom


During this time of uncertainty, it's vital that parents and guardians remain positive and keep an open mind. Your child(ren) will adopt the same attitude and online learning will be successful as a result. If at any time you have any questions or concerns about online work, please contact your child's teacher(s) directly through call/email. If you cannot reach your child's teacher, please call the Principal, who can then help you navigate this avenue of learning.


With all of this in mind, we have provided you some helpful tips and videos (done by our own Elmore County teachers) on virtual learning. Tips for Home eLearning and How-to Videos are below.


The first part of this newsletter is dedicated to Google Classroom and remote learning at home; the second part is dedicated to Edgenuity.


Thank you and God Bless!

The Elmore County Team

VIDEO #1: How to log into Google Classroom - super-easy!

Thank you to Robin Sadler, ARIS, for providing this helpful tutorial: this will help your child sync his/her Elmore County Credentials into CLEVER:



https://www.loom.com/share/0dd07a5cc82d44bdad517bf507d49a27

VIDEOS #2 & #3: Logging in and how to Upload Assignments into Google Classroom

Thank you to Kimberly Deem at WES for sharing these two videos!


How to log in (another way):


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AhRhKvH4N9xWv0KMa5fGeL5kfleb7bRW/view



How to Upload Assignments into Google Classroom:


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1W7qNTCmcHOa2ItwyM18mOZKJL642gI7t/view

THE PARENTS' ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM!!! See link below:

Google Classroom. We hear these two words a lot lately, and with good reason. What some people don't realize is that it is not a learning tool like IXL or Khan Academy; instead, it's an organizational tool where kids can access everything they need for a class.


Please take time to read this article as it has many FAQ's that as a parent, I would definitely have!


https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-ultimate-guide-to-google-classroom#notgoofing


Hope this helps!


A Parent's Guide to Remote Learning: https://www.scriptapp.com/general/parents-guide-for-remote-learning/

HOW TO CREATE A CONDUCIVE LEARNING SPACE IN YOUR HOME:


Physical Environment in Your Home:

1. Create a Designated Learning Space

2. Choose the Right Learning Space


What You Will Need:

1. In-Home WiFi (or access to one of Elmore's "Hot-Spots")


2. Web-Accessible Device (laptop or school-issued Chromebook)


How You Can Help as a Parent/Guardian:


1. Minimize Distractions

2. Set a Schedule at home

3. Communicate with teachers

4. Check-In (checking in with your child to not only make sure they're getting their assignments completed, but just as important, making sure they're doing 'ok' mentally--this is super-important!)


If you're working at home alongside your child(ren), check out this site:


https://www.scriptapp.com/general/remote-working-how-to-create-a-work-home-balance/


Happy Learning!

EDGENUITY: GRADES 6 - 12

Edgenuity has recently created a list of parent resources available in both English and Spanish. You can find them here:


https://help.edgenuitycourseware.com/hc/en-us/articles/360046195654-Parent-Resources


These resources include instructions on using the Parent Portal and Progress Reports, a student-user guide, as well as tips for trouble-shooting access at home.


Also parents, please keep in mind that if you need access or help getting into the parent portal, please contact your child(ren)'s teacher directly via email or phone call. Of course, an easier way to get access into your child's progress is to log in to your child(ren)'s account where you can see progress and all of their grades.