We will be e-learning after Winter Break starting January 11 through January 15, 2021. We plan to return in-person on Tuesday, January 19, 2020.
Teachers will be developing their own virtual lessons and will communicate those with parents and students through Google Classroom and email. All students have their own login credentials to view projects in Google Classroom.
Please contact Ms. Black if you have any questions regarding the websites, trouble logging in or any other technical issues used during e-learning. You can email Ms. Black at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tips for taking photos with a Chromebook:
Taking the photo in the camera app vs using a Google document seems to be the clearest. Try attaching just the photo from the camera app as a file vs opening a google doc first.
You can take the photo using the spacebar if that's easier vs using the mouse pad to click.
Lighting is key especially if the photos are taken at night. Natural light will be our best but try to find a brightly lit room where the light is almost directly over you or your paper is facing the light. If the light is behind you it will be dark.
Try holding the paper sideways filling up the screen so the paper is closer to the camera lens. We'd rather have to turn our heads to read it than not be able to read it at all.
If you don't have a Chromebook, or prefer to take the photos with a phone or iPad you will just need to download the Google Drive or Google Classroom app on that device and log in as your student. Then you can upload the photos to their drive into a folder or attach straight into the Google Classroom assignment. Tips for keeping track of student work:
A great way to keep track of your students' work or comments from teachers in Google Classroom, is to download the Google Classroom app to your phone. This will allow you to get notifications if a teacher comments or returns work. You can also more easily communicate back and forth with your child's teacher. Having the app on your phone is also helpful if you are taking photos of assignments on your phone.
Google Classroom has a "To-Do" list on the homepage where all the classrooms are listed. This is helpful to quickly see what is due across all classes. You can also print this out.
Continue to check SchoolSpeak to review assignments. Teachers are updating what assignments are missing or not yet graded. Communicate with your teacher if you are not seeing this.
Where can I find my student's password information?
Students in kindergarten, first and second grades received lime green laminated log in cards.
Third-grade has all login information in a google sheet located in their Google Drive.
Fourth and fifth grade received lime green laminated log in cards.
Reminder! Students have separate Google Classrooms for specials. On days your child has music, gym, Spanish or technology please make sure you are checking those Google Classrooms for assignments. If you are unsure of your students schedule please ask your homeroom teacher.
Where do I find the links to the programs my students use? Each grade has their own technology page to make it easy to find where to log in. Bookmark that page to help navigate to programs easily. This is the home screen for all chromebooks.
Teachers will also put links in their Google Classroom assignments. Let us know if something needs to be added to the technology page to make it easier. Does my student have email access? Students in 5th - 8th grade also have a restricted email address within the Google domain. They can use that email to communicate with their teachers. Students in preschool - 4th grade can communicate through google classroom or parents can email the teachers.
Special log-in instructions:
To log into XtraMath (Grades 1 - 8) follow these directions