Learning From Home: How to Get Connected
March 27, 2020 - Ever since in-school classes were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Parkland School Division staff have been working diligently to adapt lessons to a remote learning environment. While course delivery will vary by classroom, teachers are making use of a variety of online tools to connect with their students at home. Check out the videos below to learn how to get connected.
An important read right now, especially for parents. Give yourself permission to slow down. We encourage parents to read this recent article developed by the Alberta Assessment Consortium: Relationships: That's What Matters Most Right Now.
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Once online content delivery begins from your school, here are some additional helpful resources below.
Google Hangouts Meet
Google Hangouts Meet allows students to connect with their teachers in an online videoconference, simply by clicking the link in a Google Calendar invite.
Google Classroom allows teachers to create, distribute and grade assignments for their students online.
Teachers can use Seesaw to find or create activities for their students, who document their learning by drawing, taking pictures, sharing videos and more, all within an online portfolio, which can be viewed and commented on by parents and guardians.
Flipgrid is a social learning platform that allows teachers to pose a question to their students, who are asked to record a video response, which is then shared with the entire class, creating a grid of discussion.
Watch Your Inbox
To learn more about what your child's teacher has planned for their remote classroom, be sure to check your inbox after spring break for further details and instructions.
Stay home, stay safe, and happy learning!