See how N.J. teachers converted their homes into colorful, tech-heavy remote classrooms

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Nicole Parham wanted to make sure all of her kindergarten students could see the book she was about to read.

“Give me a thumbs up if this looks okay,” Parham said, and was met with 12 tiny thumbs.

It could have been a scene from any kindergarten classroom. But instead of sitting in a circle on a carpet all together, Parham was sitting alone in her upstairs guest room, showing the book to a camera so a computer screen full of children could read along virtually.

“You feel like a first year teacher all over again,” Parham, who is in her 17th year of teaching at Irving

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