Hybrid & Remote Learning Resources
The resources below can be used to help you and your scholar tackle current events & to keep your scholar engaged, and learning during this time of remote learning.
Hybrid & Remote Learning Handbooks
Platforms for Distance Learning
Live classes will be held via zoom, a video-chatting tool. Zoom offers lots of options, such as the ability to wordlessly signal to the teacher that you have a question, brainstorm on a virtual whiteboard, and collaborate on projects by annotating documents on other students' screens.
Zoom gives kids tools to interact with each other and the teacher, work together, and even break off into smaller groups -- just as if they were sitting with each other in a classroom.
Share screen. This allows the entire class to view one person's computer screen. Students can even annotate a document on another kid's computer. Teachers can restrict this so only their screen can be shared.
Whiteboard. This is a brainstorming tool that lets kids toss ideas around, such as for a group project.
Breakout rooms. The teacher can divide students up into smaller groups, and then bring the entire class back together.
Raise hand, clap, disagree, speed up, slow down. These are icons kids can use to: let the teacher know they have a question or comment, react to something, or ask the teacher to talk faster or slower
For the safety of students please have your child’s name appear when they log in and not a nickname or the name of a family member.
Students are asked to have their video on during each lesson to ensure that they are fully present with the content of the lesson
platforms for Pk-3
Seesaw is a simple way for teachers and students to record and share what's happening in the classroom. Seesaw gives students a place to document their learning, be creative and learn how to use technology. Each student gets their own journal and will add things to it, like photos, videos, drawings, or notes. When there are new Seesaw posts, families can be notified via app notification, email or SMS. Parents are only notified about their own child’s work, and all data is safe and secure.
Platforms for 3-12
Schoology is a virtual learning environment for K-12 students and classrooms that allows users to create, manage, and share academic content. It integrates multiple platforms we use on a daily basis into one platform.
Nearpod is a student engagement platform in which a teacher can create presentations that can contain quizzes, polls, videos, images, drawing boards, web content and more. Presentations can be shared for asynchronous, student-paced learning, or given in real-time for synchronous, interactive lessons.
Flipgrid is a website that allows teachers to create "grids" to facilitate video discussions. Each grid is like a message board where teachers can pose questions, called "topics", and students can post video responses that appear in a tiled grid display.
Remind is a communication platform that helps educators reach students and parents where they are. Messages can be sent in real time to an entire class, a small group, or just a single person. It can also be used to schedule announcements and attach photos or other files.
Resources For Teaching Racial Justice
General Online Resources
Start by focusing on making and sticking to a routine. Kids are used to following a schedule at school, so making a blueprint for the day will be helpful during this challenging time. Start by mapping out how the days will look at home to match how they learn at school. The goal is to keep kids busy and learning while allowing you to get other things done too.
Start with their school routine
Dedicate time for play
Schedule in some easy indoor activities
Build in reading time
Make a screen time routine
School Community Network | Take a look at these free online resources made for school and family engagement during this time
Switch Zoo | Watch listen, and play games to learn about amazing animals
Fun Brain | Play games while practicing math and reading skills
PBS Kids | Hang out with your favorite characters all while learning
Into the Book | Go “into the book” to play games that practice reading strategies.
Star Fall | Practice your phonics skills with these read-along stores
Seussville | Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss and his friends.
Story Online | Have some of your favorite stories read to you by movie stars!
ABC YA | Practice math and reading skills while play games
Highlights Kids | Read, play games, and conduct online science experiments
khan Academy & dreambox
Khan Academy Information
Khan Academy is a free online resource that allows students to learn anytime, anywhere, with material that is uniquely appropriate for them. Students can explore new topics and strengthen their skills by doing practice problems and tutorials. As students learn, their activity feeds into reports that show important information such as strengths and weaknesses in a particular concept.
To join your join your child’s Khan Academy class follow these steps:
Go to khanacademy.org/join
Enter your class code and press “Add”. Add all 4 class codes before moving on to the next step.
Find your child’s class codes on your Individualized Reference Sheet
Click “Create a new account”
Select your birthday Month, Day and Year
Select “Continue with Google”
Enter your DREAM student email and password.
Find your DREAM email and password in the Individualized Reference Sheet
We have purchased DreamBox Learning, a K-8 digital math program that independent studies have found to raise student achievement and better prepare children for future success.
To Access DreamBox on a Browser
Go to https://play.dreambox.com/login/jcru/dreamcs
Enter username and password
Find your child’s login information on your Individualized Reference Sheet
Click “Log In”
To Access DreamBox on an iPad
Go to https://www.dreambox.com/ipad, or search for "DreamBox Learning Math" in the App Store. If you already have the app installed, you’ll want to make sure the latest version of the app has been installed so your student receives the most current experience and lessons.
When prompted in the app, enter this school code: jcru/dreamcs