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Distance Learning: iPad Tips and Tricks and More!

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.

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

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.

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. 

Lower School Feedback Form

Middle School Feedback Form

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 helpdesk@stmes.org.

Sincerely,

Allie Sarahan
Director of Technology