9 Services to Connect with Your Kindergarteners Remotely
Right now, teachers across America (and the world) are being tested.
They have been thrown into a whirlwind of suddenly-virtual-teaching, and for many that's new territory!
So, how can you teach your class when you're not physically there to teach them?
Thankfully there are a plethora of options to choose from when you're trying to connect with your classroom.
Here are a few I've rounded up for you:
Class Dojo - share assignments, direct message, and coordinate
"ClassDojo helps you instantly communicate and engage with all families and students, so you can keep building relationships while school is closed.
It is 100% free, and you can get set up in minutes."
Google Classroom - Create or join classes, coordinate lessons
Google Classroom is used by plenty of schools in addition to curriculum already. Your school will need to register with gSuites or they may already be registered. Ask your supervisor and check out your options.
Bloomz - The #1 App for All Your Communication
"With Bloomz, teachers and schools save time by having all the tools they need to communicate with today's parents and students in one easy-to-use (and free) app."
Zoom - Share screens and videos
Share screens, videos, and smiles with your students with Zoom!
GroupMe - For Text Based Communication
The best way to chat with everyone you know. Chatroom style messaging to plan assignments, events, and more!
Google Hangouts - Hangout, from at least 6 feet away
It's not surprising to see the tech champ Google on this list twice. Google Hangouts works on your phone, browser, or with the Chrome extension.
Simply Circle - All-In-One Parent Communication App
Save Time and Get More Family Engagement with Simply Circle.
Edmodo - Learn Better Together
Go Apple Tree - Teachers and parents, making a difference together
A complete classroom communication tool to help students succeed — for free!
So while you're on your mandatory break and away from those smiling faces, try out one of these services and get connected.
Just because you're not in the same room doesn't mean you can't connect with your students on a weekly or daily basis.
There are a lot of companies putting out digital products, too. For instance, Kindergarten Crate has new digital lesson packs that come out every Saturday, and their monthly subscription box now comes with a digital plan as well.
If you want to check it out and check off one more thing from your to do list you can get 10% off your first subscription order with code: DIGITAL at checkout.