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Teacher Resources For Distance Learning

This page has been created to share resources with our teachers to help prepare them for distance learning. Check back often as we will be providing additional information as our plan develops. 

You are an amazing group of professional educators and we have all the faith in the world that you will be awesome! Take time to breathe and take these first steps to get started.


Step 1:
Google Classroom will be the primary platform for sharing information with your students. 

If you have not used Classroom yet, do not worry! You do not need to be an expert Day 1. Start with the simple aspect of posting (maybe a video message to your students). The site below contains links to Google Basics and is a great way to start your journey!


https://sites.google.com/a/newfairfieldschools.org/newfairfieldps/staff/teacher-resources-for-distanchttps://teachercenter.withgoogle.com/first-day-trainings/welcome-to-classroom



Step 2: Screencastify will help you share short videos with your students.

We must remember that while we are planning for Distance Learning our students miss seeing us and hearing our voices of encouragement. Using videos to share a morning message or a mini lesson can help provide normalcy to a learning environment that is very different for them. Screencastify is a Chrome Extension that allows you to use your laptop, desktop, or Chromebook to capture your screen or your webcam (or both together!).


https://www.screencastify.com/education/resources

Once you have gone through the Beginner's Guide and installed Screencastify ... test out a recording! 

If you have a phone or tablet that you can record short films on and upload to Google Drive, that is another good way to share a video message with your students (a morning message, a read aloud).

Please note that no live streaming will be done at this time. Only recorded messages posted by the teacher for students.


Step 3: Take time to investigate what teaching online looks like
 
Now that you have two basic tools to get started with, take some time to expand your repertoire! There are many resources being shared across the nation right now, but here are some good starting sites for you to explore.

https://teachfromhome.google/intl/en/