Welcome to a Bonus Episode of Somethin’ to Tech About! As a global community, we are hearing of K-12 schools, universities, and businesses, experiencing the impact of the Corona-virus. Many are staying connected with students and employees through virtual communication. With this in mind, we are sharing our top three suggestions for connecting home, school, and work during extended absences. If you are a business, school, or university planning for extended absences, here are some things to consider.
1. Be mindful of technology limitations. The home environment is often differently equipped with technology in comparison to work and school. Be sure to consider variables such as:
2. Consider the social and emotional impact. Whatever has caused the extended absence will affect each household differently.
3. Stick with familiar communication platforms. This is not the time to teach a new tech skill but an excellent time to reinforce digital communication skills, such as posting comments, responding with video, and composing an email. Choose one regular route of communication and stick with it to avoid confusion.
Below you will find ten general technology resources that parents, students, and teachers can use to support classroom standards.
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