Distance Learning Communication Tools

Teacher to Student Digital Communication Tools

Seesaw

Seesaw:

An easy to use tool for teachers to share resources with students. Students may demonstrate knowledge through text, drawings, photos, and/or self-recorded videos. Seesaw also includes a family portal, through which parents can see student work.

Access: App available on all student iPads through Mosyle or log in through other devices at: https://app.seesaw.me/#/student/login

Getting started: Access Seesaw's at home learning support teacher page HERE.

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Google Classroom:

This resource helps teachers create virtual classrooms where they can post assignments, collect student products, and provide feedback, all in one place.

Access: App available on all student iPads through Mosyle or log in through other devices at classroom.google.com

Getting started: Access the Santee School District training module by clicking HERE.

Dojo

Classroom Dojo:

Dojo enables teachers to share photos, videos, links, attachments, and announcements with students and their families. Students can then submit photos, videos, drawings, text, and voice notes back.

Access: App available on all student iPads through Mosyle or log in through other devices at classdojo.com

Getting started: Navigate to Dojo's remote learning resources by clicking HERE.

Flipgrid

FlipGrid:

Flipgrid is a social learning platform that allows educators to ask a question, then students respond in a video. Students are then able to respond to one another, creating a "web" of discussion.

Access: App available on all student iPads through Mosyle or log in through other devices by navigating to www.flipgrid.com and entering teacher's "Flip Code."

Getting started: Access their remote learning start page by clicking HERE.

Free and Easy Tools for Creating

Video Screen Casts for Your Students

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PowerPoint for Windows:

Teachers can use PowerPoint to record screen casts, with narration, and save them in movie format to share with their students. This is a Windows-only option, so for teachers with an Apple laptop, please see Quicktime by Apple below.

Getting started: Watch a YouTube tutorial by clicking HERE.

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Quicktime by Apple:

Apple's built-in video player also contains a basic video capture tool.

Software availability: Preloaded onto all teacher Apple laptops.

Getting started: Watch a YouTube tutorial by clicking HERE.

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Built-In Screencasting on the iPad:

Just a few clicks and you can record your iPad screen as well as narration.

Software availability: Built into all iPads (student and teacher).

Getting started: Access Apple's own instructions for this by clicking HERE.

If you run into trouble using any of these resources, feel free to contact: Dan Prouty (daniel.prouty@santeesd.net) or the Curriculum Resource Teachers (curriculumresourceteachers@santeesd.net).