School districts and teachers have been working to build virtual classrooms pretty much from scratch over the past week to ensure the continuity of learning for students while campuses remain closed.
Some teachers have created YouTube channels. Others are using social media, along with video conferencing platforms such as Zoom, Google Hangouts and Skype. Through these efforts, educators have been able to lead class discussions, meet one-on-one with students, or post lessons for students to work on during the day.
Many teachers have been sharing their virtual classroom experiences on social media over the last week. Here’s a sample of what distance learning looks like.
Vista del Mar Elementary, Capistrano Unified
Take a look at our new YouTube Channel “Mako Virtual” with an introductory video. Please watch and provide comments…be nice, this is a sharp learning curve for me:)https://t.co/d6hqTyGJ3X
— VDMESMakos (@VDMESMakos) March 21, 2020
John Muir Fundamental, Santa Ana Unified
Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel! I’ll be posting videos to my amazing Muir students!! Miss you!!https://t.co/UWRZsRU8h2
— John Muir Fundamental (@johnmuir1951) March 21, 2020
Circulos Program, Santa Ana Unified
— Circulos High School (@circulos_sausd) March 20, 2020
Fairview Elementary, Orange Unified
We feel so grateful to still be able to connect with our students and teachers through virtual online meetings. Although we still miss seeing your smiling faces in person every day! 😁 #virtualmeetings #fairhavenisfamily #virtualteacherlunchroom pic.twitter.com/Otp2NDTKv1
— Fairhaven Elementary (@FairhavenOUSD) March 21, 2020
Villa Park High School, Orange Unified
Held a zoom call with my spartan design team! Brainstorming ideas and bringing them to life!
Virtual classroom what! pic.twitter.com/ID2tEgGTyb
— Mr. Larios (@VPHSGraphics) March 20, 2020
Nohl Canyon Elementary, Orange Unified
RT @NohlCanyon: @NohlCanyon families and students, stay connected! Check out our Facebook page “Nohl Canyon Read Aloud” https://t.co/h5xFWKnpW9 , also check in to our Library Page (NohlCanyonLibrary) @OrangeUnifiedCA pic.twitter.com/FsvPqpEULw
— OCDE (@OCDeptofEd) March 19, 2020
Centralia School District
Here is a great video created by one of our amazing CESD teachers that will help if you’re having trouble logging into Clever on our website.
Clever Login Support https://t.co/PZcLb9IKNL via @YouTube
— Robyn Yarbrough (@mi_roadrunners) March 19, 2020
La Habra School District
Dedicated Teachers @BeesArbolita reviewing opportunities to implement Distance Learning after Spring Break! Love that all teachers are exploring ways to educate our kids during these difficult times! Lucky kids! @MsVarela408 @Mrs_Mustain pic.twitter.com/UAi8Hbz4RC
— Dr. Culverhouse (@DrC_LaHabra) March 18, 2020
Saddleback Valley School District
Our first morning meeting using @zoom_us !! We are so grateful we get to see each other and stay connected! My students were so excited! 😍 #SVUSDShines @SVUSDSchools @LFEDolphins #distantlearning pic.twitter.com/cLzhGL9bFd
— Hayoung Yoo Oh (@HayoungYooOh) March 23, 2020
Here are some other online resources we have compiled to help support educational continuity for students.
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