Taking it Online
With the unexpected cancellation of classes, keeping your classes going online is a real option and the next best thing to actually being in the classroom. So, what platform do you choose? Google Classroom might be the answer for you.
Signing up for Google Classroom is free for personal use and a business account starts at a very reasonable rate. Once you’ve signed up, it’s easy to navigate and you’ll be communicating with your students from anywhere – even if you decide to take your own vacation during this time!
To get started, watch the tutorial video below. You’ll quickly see the advantages of having an online portal available and, once you get up and running, I’ll bet you’ll never turn back!
Besides the virtual classroom, you’ll have access to content-creating apps like Google Slides and Google Forms, the ability to schedule content on Google Calendar, plus a host of useful tools and options for organizing virtual courses and separate classes.
When you’re ready to start loading content, here are some free Google Slides resources I created for my own classes. Just click the following links to download the files. Copy the access link to import them into your own account and you’re all set! You can distribute them to your students for use during live-streaming classes or make them available for download for scheduled assignments and review.
For more digital activities, click on the links below. The full Stories For Young Readers series is available as a paperless resource with the same rigor and exercises as the printed textbooks! You’ll also find CVC word activities, flash cards, and a variety of Bingo games!
Stay safe and best of luck in your classes!
Kinney Brothers Publishing