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5 Tips from IT for Easier Remote Learning

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As Coronavirus caused school closures across the world, some districts were more prepared to shift to remote learning than others. Over the last few weeks we’ve been reaching out to our customers to see how they’re doing and to get their thoughts on what can make distance learning easier, safer, and more effective for schools. (After all, this isn’t over with the end of the school year; everyone we spoke to is planning for a fall back-to-school season that includes at least some distance learning.)

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Student Safety & Mental Health During Coronavirus

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The pandemic and social distancing has been difficult and stressful for everyone – but the impact on students is enormous.

As schools have shifted to remote learning to continue education through building closures, so many critical aspects of students’ lives are disrupted: access to school counselors, support of friends and teachers, sports and extracurricular activities, and other school-related activities. Often times, these are the parts of the school day that nurture students’ mental health and emotional well-being.

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New! The Online Activity Dashboard is Here to Help with Remote Learning

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As we’ve talked to schools over the last few weeks, what we’ve heard is that they’re moving quickly to do remote learning — but they don’t have the information they need to gauge how well it’s all working. The key to successful remote learning is information, and that’s what the Online Activity Dashboard provides.

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Limitations of Firewall Filters for Remote Learning

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Many districts have relied on their firewall for content filtering and reporting. While firewalls have never provided the granularity of a purpose-built web filter, they’ve been sufficient for some schools…until now. School closures, take-home devices, and remote learning all expose the limitations of firewall filters for protecting students.

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Remote Reporting? What Schools Don’t Know About Remote Learning

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With 90% of the world’s students out of the physical classroom, funds have been reallocated and plans quickly put in place to support remote learning. More school devices are in students’ homes than ever before. Teachers are beginning remote instruction — some under state or district guidance, some on their own. And students are logging in to learn from home.

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Remote Learning and Classroom Management with Relay Classroom

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Teachers around the world are implementing remote learning amid the Coronavirus pandemic and school closures.

Relay Classroom can help — and we are offering it free.

Students can become distracted even when sitting in a classroom with a teacher in front of them. When learning is remote, the potential for distraction is even higher. Relay Classroom has the remote classroom management features to keep students focused on lessons, to share your digital resources, and to engage students.

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Web Filtering for Devices and Remote Learning During School Closures

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Schools around the world are quickly implementing plans for remote learning to maintain educational continuity during school closures. The latest information suggests that closures could be extended for many through the end of the school year. Getting safe, filtered devices to your students is a first step in remote learning plans for these extended school closures. We’re in constant touch with schools as they work through this, and we’ll keep sharing tips and solutions as we all work through this together.

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Using Relay Filter & Relay Classroom For Remote Learning

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Relay Classroom Remote Classroom ManagementSchools are facing unprecedented challenges with extended closures due to Coronavirus. For those that are able, remote learning can provide some instructional continuity.

To help with this, today we announced free, extended evaluations of Relay Filter and Relay Classroom through the end of the school year for all schools.

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