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Friday, March 27, 2020

Update, Week of March 22nd

Top Technology Status Debrief  (TTSD)
It has been a challenging couple of weeks as school buildings close, At Home (supplemental) learning evolves and we try to find balance during this time.  The resources below are here to support your remote work and continued communication with colleagues & students.


  1. TTSD's Best Practices for Remote Meetings: We are a Google district with many known resources in the Google suite of tools.  We have been using Google Hangouts Meet for numerous years for asynchronous (two-way) discussions with success. Most recently Google has also increased the # of participants to 250 AND has enabled recording of the video meeting - which is helpful for those who cannot attend. YouTube Streaming is a great resources for larger audiences (ie. school communities, announcements/updates, etc.) that does not allow others to participate during the event. For suggestions and support to host remote meetings, please see Best Practices for Remote Meetings.

  2. At Home Learning - As we continue to encourage students and families to engage with At Home learning (http://AtHome.ttsdschools.org), TTSD has provided Supplemental Resources based on playing BINGO each day. There are digital and print resources here.  K-5 devices will be handed out early this next week at each elementary school based on a pre-arranged schedule.

  3. Home 2 Learn - This next week, teachers will be connecting with students to ensure they are well, have access to supplemental activities and can connect to their classroom with either SeeSaw or Google Classroom.  TTSD instructional coaches have provided an excellent support site for teachers who may want some guidance or one-on-one support from an instructional coach.  Please take a look at these teacher resources for guidance and support (http://home2learn.ttsdschools.org). As always, you can call the IT Help Desk at 503-431-4051 between 8am and 3pm, M-F. 

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