• Digital Platforms to Support Daily Communication During Distance Learning

    The following digital platforms are being utilized to support the system of digital learning across the district, specifically as platforms for daily communication and interaction:


    Digital Platform


    Supportive Links

    Google Classroom

    Google classroom is where students will start their learning everyday. Content teachers will be posting announcements on Google Classroom every day at the middle and high school level and elementary teachers will utilize as a learning environment for all content areas. 

    Link to google classroom homepage

    Video for families regarding how to utilize google classroom

    Google Voice

    All educators will create a google voice phone number to support communication during distance learning. These will be posted on the school distance learning sites.

    Link for how to set up a google voice number


    Zoom is a web based platform that allows for digital face-to-face meetings.  This platform is being utilized by educators to support live meetings with their students to engage in instruction.  In addition, it is being utilized to support school and district based professional learning, common planning times, and collaborative meetings. 

    When using Zoom:

    • Do not make meetings or classrooms public. In Zoom, there are two options to make a meeting private: require a meeting password or use the waiting room feature and control the admittance of guests.
    • Do not share a link to a teleconference or classroom on an unrestricted publicly available social media post. Provide the link directly to specific people.
    • Manage screensharing options. In Zoom, change screensharing to “Host Only.”

    Link to Zoom homepage

    Video on how to do breakout rooms in Zoom


    Screencastify is a google chrome extension that allows teachers to screen record while also using their microphones and

    webcams if they wish to. It then creates a video that saves directly to the teachers Google Drive and gives the option to

    push out the video directly to Google Classroom. It is a great tool for recording lectures, read alouds, and any type of

    direct teacher instruction. It's also great for our special populations because they will be able to pause and rewind the

    videos and access them at their pace. 

    Link to Screencastify homepage

    Link to Screencastify demo from Sydney Bloomstein, E3 Teacher Leader


    Clever as an easy way for students to access all the learning applications they use at school in a single location: the Clever Portal.

    Link to Clever Homepage

    Link to how to use instructions for families, students, and teachers


    Go Guardian is a middleware site that our district utilizes to support teachers in having access to students work live on the computers.  This app is loaded on every student device in the district and when students login to google they automatically are linked in to Go Guardian. 

    Link to Go Guardian Homepage


    Interpretive live services for teachers to utilize in contact with students and parents

    Tutorial video for how to use Lionbridge

    Link to Lionbridge resources folder