Did you know that you have a district YouTube account where you can post videos, that are unsearchable to the public, for your students to watch at home? What a great way to be able to connect to your students while you're social distancing! First of all, thank you to all teachers for all of the hard work and care you're putting into making sure your students continue learning! In times like this, it's extra important that we continue to make an effort to be personable and show our kids our happy faces. We have seen several teachers across the district using video to connect to their students. Some ideas include morning messages, a daily schedule overview, learning from home-tips and tricks, Heggerty or MSRC, read-alouds, etc. You can share the YouTube link directly into your Google Classroom or embed it into your Canvas!
Check out this video of a kindergarten teacher in our district. She worked collaboratively with her team to create different videos they could share with all of the kindergarteners at their school.
If you would like to create you own YouTube video, click here to find instructions on how to create and upload one using your iPhone or iPad.
Quotes from parents who have already seen their teacher using video:
"Thank you for sending the online learning this morning. After the excitement of the earthquake, it calmed down my child with having the consistency of what you promised would start today."
"Awesome, I'm glad you guys are doing all of this and videos!! It's so weird for these littles and even harder to explain to home what is going on."
"I'm seriously so impressed at how well she just knows what to do. You guys have done such a great job at instilling things in their heads!!" -in reference to a Heggerty video