NMSD e-Learning Family Guide

Last Updated: 9/10/2020 9:15 PM

    

North Mason

e-Learning Family Guide

2020-2021

 

Core 4 Technology Tools

 

In order to create students who are ready for a world that is yet to be imagined, we must incorporate e-learning.  Given these unprecedented times, e-learning can take many different forms.  Regardless of the form, the foundation for all e-Learning are the NMSD Core 4 Technology Tools. 

 

NMSD Core 4 Technology

Core 4
For Hybrid and Distance Learning

 

 

ClassLink

classlink

ClassLink ~ Gives You Single Sign-on
Every year, schools waste thousands of hours of class time having everyone log into what seems like an infinite number of websites. But with ClassLink Portal, one password gives students and teachers access to everything they need, on any device.

E-Learning Home Base (K-5)

 seesaw

Seesaw ~ Learning Management System

  • Student Assignments
  • Teacher Video Lessons
  • Parent Communication
  • Student Assessment

Seesaw Family Resources

 

Seesaw Family Guide (Click on the guide to get step-by-step help)

 

E-Learning Home Base (6-12)

 teams

Microsoft Teams ~ Learning Management System

  • Student Assignments
  • Teacher Video Lessons
  • Teacher Feedback
  • Student Assessment
  • Classroom Resources Location

Microsoft Family Resources

Microsoft Teams Android App (Download Instructions)

Microsoft Teams I-Phone App (Download Instructions)

Microsoft Teams Computer App (Download Instructions)

Turn In Assignments in Teams (Instructions)

Find Teacher Feedback in Teams (Instructions)

Synchronous Meetings

(K-12)

 zoom

Zoom ~ Synchronous Meetings

  • Student Connection & Social Emotional Support
  • Teacher Office Hours

 

Asynchronous Video Tool

(K-12)

 zoom

Zoom ~ Asynchronous Video Tool

  • Teacher created videos to support new learning
  • Short video lessons which can be viewed at any time.

 

Cloud Storage System

 onedrive

One Drive ~ Cloud Storage

  • Online storage of digital documents
  • Allows for synchronous and asynchronous collaboration on documents

 

 

 

 

Digital Wellness Resources

 

Distance learning has required schools to heavily utilize technology.  Due to this, limiting screen time becomes more challenging.  Families and caregivers must play an active role monitoring how much time is spent on screens. 

 

Digital Wellness Family Presentation

 

Sign-In Help

Website

Sign-In Help

ClassLink

classlink

Classlink Sign-in instructions

Classlink sign-in 

Password Recovery

Office 365 & One Drive

office 365onedrive

Office 365 & One Drive Sign-In Instructions

Skyward

skyward

Skyward Student and Parent Sign-In Instructions

Microsoft Teams

 

 teams

Microsoft Team Sign-In Instructions

Seesaw

seesaw

Seesaw Sign-In Instructions & Video

 

Seesaw Sign-In Instructions & Video (Spanish)

 

 

 

E-Learning Models

 

 

Distance

Learning

(Continuous Learning 2.0)

Priority Standards

 

Hybrid Learning

Priority Standard

 

 

Blended Learning

Grade Level Standards

 

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Defined

  • All or almost all the primary content, activities, instructions, and interactions, take place online and at home.
  • Teachers will provide weekly learning plans.
  • Integration of in person learning and distance learning.
  • Distance learning is an extension of in person classroom learning, at home resources are provided by teachers.
  • All instruction occurs face to face; technology is used to facilitate activities, assess students, or deliver content with an incorporation of student choice in learning.   

Student Learning

Days

Distance Learning

5 Days a Week at home

Distance Learning

3 Days a Week at home

In-Person Learning

2 Days a Week

(AA/BB Schedule)

In-Person Learning

5 Days a Week in school

Student Expectations

  • Check into home base each day (Seesaw/ Teams)
  • Engage with teacher’s online lessons, assignments and meetings
  • Complete and turn in assignments on home base (Seesaw/ Teams)

 

  • Check into home base each day (Seesaw/ Teams)
  • Complete independent assignments
  • Follow school and classroom expectations
  • Come prepared to learn on scheduled days
  • Follow school and classroom expectations
  • Come prepared to learn

 

Teacher Expectations

  • Provide communication for weekly remote learning and assignments on home base (Seesaw/ Teams). Weekly communication
  • Provide asynchronous videos for lessons and instructions for new learning
  • Schedule  synchronous Zoom meetings: for community building/ office hours
  • Meaningful feedback & grades provided through home base (Seesaw/ Teams/ Skyward)

 

  • Provide communication for weekly distance learning and assignments on home base (Seesaw/ Teams).
  • Short asynchronous videos to support learning.
  • Meaningful feedback & grades provided through home base (Seesaw/ Teams/ Skyward)

 

  • Providing face to face instruction and community building for students
  • Re-enforcing communication for distance learning.
  • Helping students plan time at home during distance learning
  • Teaching students to use technology.
  • Providing face to face instruction and community building for students
  • Teaching students to use technology.
  • Bringing technology into classroom activities
  • Meaningful feedback & grades provided through home base (Seesaw/ Teams/ Skyward)

 

Parent Expectations

  • Check student’s home base (Seesaw/ Teams) for updates &   monitor student progress frequently (at least once a week)
  • Support learning that requires additional help
  • Support students with time management and organization
  • Create space and time for students to learn
  • Support students coming to school prepared
  • Help students get to school on scheduled days.
  • Help ensure health safety guidelines will be followed in and out of school.
 

 

 

E-Learning Glossary of Terms

Word

Definition

Asynchronous Learning

Asynchronous

Learning environment where students learn the same material at different times and/or locations; videos that are prerecorded by instructors that can be accessed by students at any time. This is used to deliver instruction by teachers.

Synchronous

 

Synchronous

Learning environment where students are engaged in learning at the same time; student can interact with each other in live time. This is used to build relationships and community among classmates.

Blended learning

 

Blended learning

Blended learning is an approach to education that combines online educational materials and opportunities for interaction online with traditional place-based classroom methods. It requires the physical presence of both teacher and student, with some elements of student control over time, place, path, or pace.

Core 4

 

core 4

Identifies the 4 essential resources needed for hybrid learning.

 

  • Where do I go to receive class info?
    • Seesaw (elementary) Teams (secondary)
  • Where can I connect with teachers?
    • Live Zoom meetings (synchronous)
  • Where can I receive instruction?
    • Prerecorded videos (asynchronous)
  • Where can I store all my digital work?
    • One Drive

Distance Learning

 

Distance Learning

A method of study where teachers and students do not meet in a classroom but use the Internet, e-mail, and other remote methods to have classes.

FuelEd

 

Fuel Ed

FuelEd is a digital curriculum platform and 100% online learning experience.  Classes will be administered by a North Mason but will follow the FuelEd curriculum. 

Remind

remind

Remind allows teachers, students, and families to communicate without the exchange of phone numbers. Students can ask their teachers questions and turn in assignments. Teachers can provide feedback and send reminders via Remind.

Hybrid Learning Model

 

hybrid

A combination of in person learning and distance (at home) learning. (For example, students attend school 2 days a week and learn from home 3 days a week).   Students will receive a weekly learning plan from their teacher to follow both on in-person and distance learning days. 

Edgenuity

Edgenuity

Edgenuity is a digital curriculum platform and 100% online learning experience.  Classes will be administered by a North Mason but will follow the Edgenuity curriculum. 

ClassLink

 

classlink logo

ClassLink Gives You Single Sign-on
Every year, schools waste thousands of hours of class time having everyone log into what seems like an infinite number of websites. But with ClassLink Portal, one password gives students and teachers access to everything they need, on any device.

Seesaw

 

seesaw

Core 4: Homebase (Elementary)

Seesaw is a platform for elementary student where teachers can post assignments and students can create, reflect, share, and collaborate. Students “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links.  In addition, this home base allows for teacher-parent communication. 

Skyward

 

skywasd

Skyward is the online portal for accessing student grades and information.

Stream

 

 Stream video

Microsoft Stream is a video sharing service (similar to YouTube) that allows teachers and students to record video content intended primarily for North Mason School students and staff.

Teams

 

 teams

Core 4: Homebase (Secondary)

Microsoft Teams is a digital hub that brings conversations, meetings, files, and apps together in one place. It contains collaborative classrooms where students can receive assignments and instruction, turn in work, and connect with staff and students. Clubs and extracurricular activities can be accessed through Teams, if appropriate.

PowerPoint

 

powerpoint

Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation tool. You can start from scratch or use templates to present your learning or tell a story. You can access PowerPoint from school or home through Office 365.

Office 365

 

o365

Microsoft Office 365 contains productivity apps like Teams, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Stream. 

You can access Office 365 from school or home.

OneDrive Cloud Storage

 

 onedrive

An online cloud storage service from Microsoft. This is where student files are stored digitally. Documents shared from teachers are often stored in OneDrive.

OneNote Class Notebook

 

onenote

While Microsoft Teams is like a digital classroom, the OneNote Class Notebook is like a digital three ring binder that is accessible through Teams. OneNote provides a personal workspace for every student, a content library for handouts, and a collaboration space for lessons and creative activities.

OSPI

 

ospi

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Led by Superintendent Chris Reykdal in Olympia, OSPI is the primary agency charged with overseeing public K–12 education in Washington state. Working with the state's 295 public school districts and 6 state-tribal education compact schools, OSPI allocates funding and provides tools, resources, and technical assistance so every student in Washington is provided a high-quality public education.

Other Technology Resources

 

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Primary Link:

 

Secondary Link:

Outlook

 

outlook

Microsoft Outlook manages personal tasks. Mainly, students use it for email, but Outlook also includes calendars, task management, contact management, note-taking, journal logging, and web browsing. It is available as a part of the Microsoft Office Suite, which students can access through Office 365.

Word

 

word

Microsoft Word is a word processing application. Use it to create and edit written or visual documents like paragraphs and essays, reports, brochures, etc. You can access Word from school or home through Office 365.

Zoom

 

 zoom

 

A web-based video conferencing tool that allows teachers and students to meet online in real time (synchronous learning).

 

Will also be used by teachers to create videos for students to watch later (asynchronous learning).

 

 

 

 

FAQ ~ Frequently Asked Questions

 

ClassLink

classlink

 

 

 

 

How do I download the ClassLink app on my mobile device?

You can access the ClassLink app on your iOS or Android devices.  To download the app, visit the app store on your device and search for ClassLink. 

 

                     google play           apple store                   

How do I access ClassLink on my computer? 

 

To access Seesaw on your computer, login by going to ClassLink.

Launchpad.classlink.com/nmsd

How do I login to the ClassLink app? 

One-Page How To 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 

ClassLink FAQs for Families 

 

 

Seesaw

seesaw

 

 

How do I download the Seesaw app on my mobile device?

You can access the Seesaw app on your iOS or Android devices.  To download the app, visit the app store on your device and search for Seesaw.  You need to download Seesaw Class for your student to complete their assignments. 

      google play      apple store        amazon

How do I access Seesaw on my computer? 

To access Seesaw on your computer, login by going to ClassLink and clicking on the Seesaw app.

Launchpad.classlink.com/nmsd

How do I login to the Seesaw app? 

One-Page How To 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 

Seesaw FAQs for Families 

 

Teams

Teams 

 

 

How do I access Teams from my computer? 

You can access Teams on your computer by logging into Office365 though Classlink or by visiting http://teams.microsoft.com/ 

 

For Mobile device: Teams functions best when used with the Teams app, which you can download by visiting https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/microsoft-teams/download-app 

 

 

How do I turn in assignments into teachers?

 

How to turn in assignments:

Turning in Assignments

 

How do I access Teams on my mobile device? 

You can download the Teams app your iOS or Android devices by visiting your device’s app store. 

                   google play   apple store

 

 

Office 365

office 365 

 

How do access Office 365 from my computer? 

You can access Office 365 and all of the apps you have access by visiting ClassLink or directly at http://office.microsoft.com 

How do I access Office 365 on my mobile device? 

Although you cannot download 1 app for office 365 you can download the apps you use the most (i.e. Word, Outlook, OneDrive, etc.) by visiting your device’s app store. 

      

I forgot how to sign-in? 

Your initial sign-in is your Student Id@northmasonschools.org

 

Student ID’s are formatted by – the first 5 letters of your last name, first 3 letters or your first name followed by 000

 

The password for Secondary students is setup by each student individually.  Contact your school if you need to reset your password.

 

 

Remind

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How do I access Remind from a computer?

Get Started 

Teachers will create a remind for their classes if they choose to utilize the app. Then, they will communicate the remind code for you to input and get connected. You will text your class code to the phone number 81010*. Every class code is unique, like @math101.

How do I access Remind from my mobile Device?

Download the remind app on your ios and Android device by visiting your device store.

 

google play      Apple Store

 

Zoom

zoom 

 

How do I access Zoom from my computer? 

Download the Zoom app:   https://zoom.us/download  

Go down to the Download Center and click onto the blue button. 

How do I access Zoom on my mobile device? 

You can download the Zoom app on your iOS or Android devices by visiting your device’s app store.  

  google play     apple store 

How do I join a Zoom 

meeting? 

 

 

Can’t find your meeting to logon?  Your teacher will have provided a Zoom link or code. Check your communication from the teacher in your school email, Teams (6th-12th) or Seesaw (K-5th) to find the link or code.  Email or message your teacher if you are unable to locate the Zoom link. 

What is appropriate Zoom

behavior? 

Your Zoom meeting is your virtual classroom. Please be mindful to act like you would in class.  Zoom Do's and Don't to make for a successful meeting for all students and teachers. 

 

 

 

 

 

Login/Access Help

Login/Access  

How do I turn on my district provided laptop? 

If you have been provided a district laptop, look on the side of the laptop or on the top of the keyboard for the power button. power

I am working on a district provided laptop, how do I login? 

In order to logon to a district provided laptop - sign-in is your Student Id@northmasonschools.org

 

Student ID’s are formatted by – the first 5 letters of your last name, first 3 letters or your first name followed by 000

 

The password for Secondary students is setup by each student individually.  Contact your school if you need to reset your password. 

How do I access my 

documents and files? 

All student documents and files should be saved in Microsoft OneDrive.  

 

On a laptop computer, logon to Office 365 and click on the OneDrive icon. 

                                       onedrive

You can download the Outlook app your iOS or Android devices by visiting your device’s app store. 

 

                  goolge play  apple store

          

 

 

 

 

WiFi Spots

wifi 

 I don’t have Wi-Fi at home. How can my student do schoolwork? 

If you don’t have WiFi at home and can drive out to locations,
the school has drive up WiFi in the bus parking areas. We encourage you to just pull up to a Wi-Fi hotspot, STAY IN YOUR CAR, take care of your internet needs, and then return home.

Please check back frequently for newly added hotspots and times as this subject to change.

If you need in help a person will be at the following locations Tuesday- Saturday:

Tuesday
Collins Lake Fire Station - 10:00a-12:30p
Sand Hill Ball Field - 2:00-4:45p

Wednesday
Trails End Water District - 12:00-3:00p
Belfair Elementary Bus Parking Lot - 4:00-6:30p

Thursday
Port of Allyn - 12:00p-3:00p
Grapeview Fire Station - 4:00p-6:30p

Friday  Adjusted schedule below for Friday mornings
Port of Dewatto - 10:00a-12:30p
Collins Lake Fire Station - 1:30p-4:00p

Saturday
Sand Hill Elem Bus Parking Lot - 9:00a-1:00p
Belfair Elementary Bus Parking Lot  - 1:45p-3:15p

     WiFi map

The PUD #3 has installed WiFi in various locations - Wi-Fi locations can be found here:

https://www.pud3.org/service/in-your-community/pud-3-public-wi-fi

 

Additional places you can look for in your area that usually offer free WiFi. 

  • Starbucks 
  • Public Library 
  • McDonalds 
  • Target 
  • Barnes and Noble 
  • Coffee Oasis

Federal program that helps pay for Internet:

https://www.lifelinesupport.org