4 Troubleshooting Tips for Smooth Remote Learning

What will you do if students are having issues submitting assignments on their LMS? What if your school’s or district’s videoconferencing software experiences an outage? And if the internet suddenly goes down, what happens then?

Having a set of backup tools can help administrators and educators prepare for these scenarios. For example, some schools have already identified an alternative videoconferencing platform to switch to if they encounter any issues with their main system. Others have prepared educators to set up asynchronous and offline learning opportunities, such as paper packets or prerecorded lessons saved to a student’s device, to avoid any lapses in learning time if the Wi-Fi isn’t working.

If feasible, it’s also worth purchasing extra equipment. Students and teachers can’t just rely on one camera or one mic for the entire school year, for example. If something breaks, they should have a substitute ready to use.

2. Provide Clear

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Financial Advisor Jude Offiah Offers Expert Tips on Financial Planning for College Education

Financial Advisor Jude Offiah Offers Expert Tips on Financial Planning for Your Child’s College Education.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK / ACCESSWIRE / October 9, 2020 / Deciding to have children is a major familial and financial decision. This is a time in your life when you may feel burdened by financial responsibilities, such as paying off mortgages, saving for retirement, or even paying down your own student loan debt. However, for many parents, paying for a child’s education, or even simply creating a substantial college fund, is a major financial priority as well. Financial advisor Jude Offiah recently offered her expert tips on planning financially for your child’s college education.

“It seems selfish to many parents, but financial planners typically recommend prioritizing your own retirement savings over college savings,” Jude Offiah said. “However, this tactic is actually in the child’s best interest as well. There may be additional funding options for

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Virtual learning instructor offers tips as more schools opt to keep or move to remote classes

MADISON (WKOW) — For Jesse Rozmarynowski, the logistics are a hurdle he still struggles to clear. With three children, in seventh grade, fourth grade, and kindergarten, Rozmarynowski said he has had a hard time keeping up with what his kids are learning and also the challenges that keep popping up.

“It’s been a pretty big challenge with trying to figure out what each of their schedules are, exactly what they need to get done each day, then the different types of issues that pop up each day, like IT issues,” Rozmarynowski said.

Rozmarynowski said he hoped the crunch at home would loosen up with his youngest potentially going into school for in-person instruction. Instead, the Middleton-Cross Plains school board voted Monday night by a 5-4 tally to keep all classes online, including those for classes K-2.

“I probably had an explicit word for it,” Rosmarynowski said. “My original thought was

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Safe2Tell tips down 7% after kids go home amid COVID pandemic

The decrease in tip volume came after schools shifted to online learning in March amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Safe2Tell’s 2019-2020 annual report.

DENVER — Safe2Tell said they received a total of 20,822 tips from Aug. 1, 2019 through July 31, 2020 — a 7% decrease in tips from the previous school year.  

At the top of the list, tips involving suicide (3,821), drugs (1,468) and bullying (1,286) remained as the highest threats reported to Safe2Tell. 

Safe2Tell is a violence intervention and prevention program for youth and community members to report threats to their own and others’ safety anonymously. 

“Coloradans have felt the deep impacts of the pandemic as we navigate these unprecedented times together,” said Safe2Tell Program Director Essi Ellis.

Actional tips total 91.8% for the year, which Safe2tell said excludes test tips, duplicate reports, pranks and hang-ups. The program received 2.1% false tips, which is a reduction

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3 simple tips for making virtual learning work

Insights from a virtual academy on how to have a successful year with online learning

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Now that most school districts are back in session, many have or are turning to virtual learning, even if they were hoping to be in person this fall. No one could have predicted what the past six months would entail for districts, teachers, students, and parents. Districts now have the opportunity to learn from schools that have been doing virtual learning successfully for years.

Angela Lassetter is the Superintendent for Georgia Cyber Academy.

Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA) was founded in 2007 and serves approximately 11,000 students across the state of Georgia. Over the years, the school has successfully earned high averages in the state’s “Closing the Gaps” score and has made across the board growth in all grade bands. As the school’s superintendent and a parent of GCA students, I understand how well

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Sununu: Trick-or-Treat Tips, More Funding for Special Education

By PAULA TRACY, InDepthNH.org

CONCORD, NH — Restaurants will be allowed to seat guests at tables that may be fewer than six feet apart as of Oct. 1 provided there are barriers.

COVID-19 contact tracing, Trick-or-Treating tips in a pandemic, and more funding for special education students were also part of the news released at Gov. Chris Sununu’s weekly press briefing Thursday.

Sununu is expected to head to Newick’s Restaurant in Dover Friday to meet with members of the restaurant industry for a round table discussion. The industry has been hit economically by the pandemic.

Retailers have also had a tough time, in spite of some federal CARES Act assistance and Sununu said he would look seriously at a proposal to opening up retail to up to 100 percent capacity as the Christmas shopping season approaches.

The retail industry’s proposal would allow businesses to also maintain the current 50 percent

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Tips to Make Online Tutoring Engaging For Students.

In all honesty, being an online tutor is a relatively new field of work. However, to be successful at it, the tutor must employ more than a few techniques to find one that best appeals to his audience. 

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In online education, there are multiple teaching methods, which can be useful. It is the reason why, predominantly, the results in any virtual classroom depend more on your personal style or experience. Here are a few tips and recommendations by some of the best online python course instructors, homework instructors, language instructors, and other experts in the field, which may help.  

Do not forget that you are the teacher

As it is you who is educating the students, you have to be patient and acknowledge the fact that the audience is not going to self-educate themselves. Further, in an online setup, students need proper mentoring and guidance to learn the

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Virtual Distance Learning Tips For Kids With Disabilities

Toddler girl and mum playing with a digital tablet in the kitchen

For parents of kids with disabilities, virtual learning presents a new set of challenges. Because many students receive additional attention and hands-on support from their special-education teachers, emulating that environment at home is nearly impossible. In the US, 7.1 million kids have individualized education programs (IEPs) — a document developed for each public-school child who is eligible for special education — which may make staying on top of your child’s workload more complex. To help parents and caregivers who may be feeling frustrated with virtual or hybrid learning, we asked experts for their best tips for helping students with disabilities learn at home.

1. Create a Visual Schedule

Understandably, kids with disabilities may take a longer time to adjust to learning at home. If your child has difficulty focusing or is easily overwhelmed by a weekly schedule, try laying out each day’s classes in an easy-to-understand format.

“For children who

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Safety tips on virtual learning from a cyber security expert

Safety tips for virtual learning from a cyber security expert


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JENNIFER: AS STUDENTS CONTINUE VIRTUALLY LEARNING, YOU MAY HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT CYBER SECURITY. KIDS CAN BECOME EASY TARGETS FOR HACKERS. JOINING US WITH TIPS ON HOW TO STAY SAFE, CYBER SECURITY EXPERT GREG STEWART. GOOD MORNING. SO NICE TO SEE YOU. >> GOOD MORNING, JEN. GOOD TO SEE YOU. >> OH, SO YOU HAVE TIPS FOR EVERYONE TO STAY SAFE. WHAT WOULD BE THE NUMBER ONE TO THINK TO START WITH? >> I WOULD START WITH A LOT OF THE SCHOOLS PROVIDE DEVICES TO THE STUDENTS, AND WE SUPPORT SOME OF THOSE SCHOOLS. SO THE FIRST THING IS START WITH WHAT THE SCHOOL TELLS YOU TO DO WITH THE DEVICE. THAT’S NUMBER ON IF YOU USE YOUR OWN PERSONAL DEVICE, NOT PROVIDED BY THE SCHOOL, MAKE SURE YOU KEEP

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Tips for managing mental health during COVID-19

(This September 17 story corrects Dr. Howard Liu’s title to a member of the American Psychiatric Association’s Council on Communications)

By Beatrix Lockwood

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Months in, the pandemic continues to take a toll on mental health. As part of our #AskReuters Twitter chat series, Reuters gathered a group of experts to share their tips on coping with isolation, caregiving and more.

Below are edited highlights.

How does isolation affect mental health? What are some strategies we can use to find community during a lockdown?

“Before the pandemic, we were already in the middle of a mental health crisis. And the pandemic has only made that more urgent. An August survey from the Centers for Disease Control found that over 40% of adults reported experiencing mental health challenges, including anxiety and depression.”

— Arianna Huffington, founder of Huffington Post and CEO of Thrive Global

“Physical isolation doesn’t mean

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