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Follow this easy four-step approach when starting to offer online learning opportunities! 


1) Establish a Learning Management System (LMS)

  • A learning management system (LMS) is a tool to organize, coordinate and deploy learning resources and activities
  • We recommend Google Classroom or Moodle for most classrooms
  • A simpler tool such as SeeSaw may be sufficient for elementary classrooms
  • It's best if a school can choose to standardize on one or two options to provide a consistent learning environment for students 

2) Create Video Lesson Recordings

  • Create short video presentations of the material
  • We recommend that teachers use Google Meet for this.  Although Google Meet is a video conferencing app, a Meet session can be set up with just the teacher and recorded.  Meet allows the user to display their webcam and screen which is perfect for creating a lesson overview.  The recordings automatically save to Google Drive which makes sharing with students easy! 
  • Screencastify and Loom can also work well for this
  • Post video lesson recording (links) to LMS

3) Virtual Office Hours/Virtual Sessions

  • Teachers should establish virtual office hours via Google Meet or Zoom
  • This would be a set time where students could join to ask questions and receive assistance
  • An opportunity for students to interact with classmates and teachers

4) Populate LMS with Learning Resources and Activities

  • Add Video Lesson Recordings
  • Add learning resources and activities
  • Routinely post-class communication such as office hours
  • Discovery Education and PBS Learning Media are great starting points that integrate with Google Classroom



Learn more on getting started with remote learning from the REMC Association at https://www.remc.org/professionallearning/learn-at-your-own-pace/extending-your-classroom/





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