- Distance Learning
What a great first full week of Distance Learning! We are proud of our students, our faculty, and our families for learning new skills and bravely trying new things. We are working to provide parents and students with technology training and resources that will hopefully help ease the transition into each new phase of distance learning. We will continue to adapt to meet the needs of our community and will do our best to provide what you need for the upcoming week. Please take a moment to review the resources below as we hope they will prove useful to you as we continue this journey!
iPad Tips and Tricks
This week we are excited to share some helpful tips and tricks for using your iPad during distance learning.
How to Use the MarkUp Tool (video)
How to upload a video to an Assignment in Portal from your iPad (3rd - 8th grade students)
How to attach a digital submission to an assignment through the Portal (3rd grade - 8th grade)
How to use the Flipgrid iPad app + joining a class with a code (Middle School Students)
Video Conferencing Updates
We are excited to share a guide showing how to add an extension to laptops and Chromebooks, which will allow you to view all call participants at once and provides various other upgrades. We also now have a downloadable, one page PDF of video conferencing etiquette tips.
Genius Scan is an app for families who do not have scanners to allow you turn in work or artwork. Here are some tips for how to use this app.
Scanning and Saving (Video)
Link to download the app for personal devices. The app has been pushed to all Middle School and school-owned iPads.
Splitting your Screen
Here are some tips on how to view two apps or windows side by side
Feedback Forms for Parents
We have created two forms to collect parent feedback on the distance learning experience - one for Lower School and one for Middle School. The forms are available for you to use at any time through the Parent Role and Feedback Topic located in your child’s Homeroom group space (Lower School) or Advisory group space (Middle School) in the Portal. Please feel free to complete the form as many times as you would like for the duration of distance learning.
You can find all of these tips and many other resources on the Parent Student Tips and Tricks Resource Board in the Portal, and many of our teachers are also adding these resources to their specific class groups.
As always, if you need any help or technical support, please email email@example.com.
Director of Technology