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BMCHSD Remote Learning 

In the event of an extended school closure, we will continue to move our educational process forward through multiple instructional technology platforms.

 

Getting Prepared:

Continue saving lessons and files to Google Drive or OneDrive.   If you need assistance saving files, contact your building technology support professionals.

 

Communication and Remote Learning Tools:

The Campus Instruction Message Center feature will be used as the initial communication tool between teachers and families.    After initial communication has been established, you will be free to utilize platforms you feel will best meet the teaching and learning needs of your students during the period of an extended school closure (i.e. Google Classroom, Docs, Drive, Weebly Campus Pro, FlipGrid, SMART Learning Suite, Remind, Quizlet, Professional Learning Networks, etc.)

*Campus Instruction Message Center best practices:  Create links within the body of the message to Google Drive files for student/family access. Provide your preferred email address within the body of message (bmchsd.org or k12.ny.us)

*Google Hangouts Meet  has been enabled for Teacher, Admin and Student use (remote CSE meetings, dept. & faculty meetings, teacher-student communication, etc.)

*Zoom has temporarily lifted the 40-minute time limit on free Basic accounts for schools affected by the Coronavirus

Best Practices for Securing Your Zoom Virtual Classroom

*KHAN Academy Remote Learning resources

 

Remote Learning Schedules Starting April 1:

High School Schedule

Middle School Schedule

Meadowbrook Alternative Program Schedule

 

Technology Support and Technology Integration Mentor Support/PD:

Our goal is to continue providing the best possible technical and instructional integration support during this time.   You can continue to reach out to building Tech Support and Tech Integration Mentor teams through email and online platforms.   In addition, you can continue to email our Helpdesk.

The following includes each school’s Technology Integration Mentor online resources:

http://grandavetech.weebly.com/

http://merricktechmentors.weebly.com/

http://jfktechnology.weebly.com/

http://calhountech.weebly.com/

http://mephamtechnologycorner.weebly.com/

 

*Free online PD from our partners at Teq -Click HERE to access Teq’s Online Professional Development platform (OTIS)

 

Infinite Campus Parent/Student Portal Technical Support:

For IC Portal technical assistance, Parents and Students may email [email protected]    

The BMCHSD Infinite Campus Portal Page contains information for Parent and Students:

http://www.bellmore-merrick.k12.ny.us/parentsstudents/infinite_campus_parent_portal

 

Student Connectivity Options:

  • ALTICE HOME INTERNET

Altice (formerly Cablevision) offers a free internet product for students with no Internet access at home.  Installation charges are also waived.  The relationship is directly between parent/guardian and Altice. Parents call 1-866-200-9522 to enroll

·        When a parent calls in, they can say they are calling about the offer for free internet service. 

·        No documentation is required – just self-identification that they have a K-12 or college student in the household and do not currently have internet access at home. 

·        There is no install fee or out of pocket costs for 60 days (as of now)

·        If the address does have an outstanding balance from another account, there is a chance they may deny this unless they can pay that balance or can prove it was not theirs.

Through the prompts, They will need to select new customer, new service, new Internet

 

  • Free WiFi Access Hot Spots:

Altice/Optimum and Verizon have signed on to open up their hotspots to any devices for 60 days.

FCC Press Release:  

https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-363033A1.pdf

Families can go here to find nearby spots: 

https://www.optimum.net/internet/hotspots/

Charter Communications will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access

Click here for more information

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