Remote Learning Teacher Resources

We are offering many resources to assist teachers with remote learning.  Resources include step-by-step directions, video tutorials, online courses, and help desk hours.  For additional support or to schedule one-to-one support, please contact Julie Flack at flackj@effingham.k12.il.us or Megan McDonald at mcdonaldm@effingham.k12.il.us.

These resources are designed to assist with communication, delivery of instruction, and providing feedback to students.  Teachers are encouraged to use digital resources that students and parents are familiar with.  In addition, this does not include the wide range of content specific digital resources that teachers use including Reading Eggs, Newsela, Code.org, IXL, Khan Academy, etc.  Teachers are encouraged to utilize those resources as well.

During Remote Learning, it is helpful to make shared documents accessible to all with the link so that parents can access documents without their child’s Google account information.  Directions for adjusting sharing options so that student login is not required can be found here.

Professional Development 2020-2021

NEW OPPORTUNITIES ADDED DAILY!

Prefer something self-paced or on-demand? Click here.

See also our Remote Learning Parent Resources.

Communication

Email

Email an entire class from iNow

If any parent is not getting school emails, contact Kevin McKenna at mckenna@unit40.org.

Presentation Recording  8.17.20

Slides Handout

Google Classroom

Google Classroom Online Course

How to Add Students in Remote Learning

Classroom Tips #1  (Handout, Video)

Recommended Grades:  4-12

Google Classroom Presentation 6-12 8.13.20

Presentation Slides

Seesaw

Back to School Training Slides

Help.seesaw.me

PD in you PJS

Seesaw Pioneer Program

Getting Families Started

Back To School Recording

What is Seesaw? Video

(Oops! muted during recording)

Additional Recorded Webinars

Phone

Dial *67 prior to dialing the number to keep your personal number private.

Contact Kevin McKenna at mckennak@unit40.org with questions.

Google Voice

Make calls while keeping your number private

Google Voice must be setup with a personal Google account.  It is not available through your school account.

Google Meet

Video Conferencing Slides

Presentation 8.19.20

School Messenger

Quick Start Guide (pdf)

Link to login is on the Unit 40 Staff page.

Username:
user@u40gw.effingham.k12.il.us 
(teachers hired prior to 19-20 school year)

user@unit40.org 
(teachers hired after 19-20)

Contact Kevin McKenna at mckennak@unit40.org for support.


Instruction

Google Classroom

Google Classroom Online Course

Add students by student ID (vs. Class Code)

Turn off Google Classroom Email Notifications

How to Submit a Photo in Google Classroom

Google Classroom Cheat Sheet for Parents

Google Classroom Presentation 6-12 8.13.20

Presentation Slides

Google

How to Publish Files as a Web Page

SMARTNB

Lesson Recorder

SmartNotebook Lesson Recorder (video)

Recommended for:  creating screencasts of Notebook files or any online instruction.

Zoom

Zoom 101 for Teachers (print)

Webinars - Register for LIve and/or View Recorded

Getting Started with VideoConferencing

VideoConferencing Etiquette (for participants)

How to Schedule a Zoom Meeting

Zoom Security

Best Practices for Securing you Classroom

Tips for Making Better Videos

Zoom Layout Guide

Video Conferencing Slides

Presentation 8.19.20

Screencastify

A Beginner Guide for Educators  (print resource)

Easy Screen Recording with Screencastify (video)

Screencastify Slides


Feedback

Google Classroom

Google Classroom Online Course

Add students by student ID (vs. Class Code) 

How to Add a Custom Comment Bank

Google Classroom Presentation 6-12 8.13.20

Presentation Slides

Zoom

Zoom 101 for Teachers

Webinars - Register for LIve and/or View Recorded

Video Conference Etiquette

Leading Video Conferences

Zoom Security

Video Conferencing Slides

Presentation 8.19.20

Google Forms

Getting Started with Forms

25 Practical Ways to Use Google Forms

8.17.20 Forms Training Recording

Forms Slides

Google Docs

How to Add Feedback to Student Google Docs

Recommended for:  continued feedback on a long term project;  feedback on a continued journal/log