How can I use Better World Ed for virtual/remote/home learning? (And how can students join a lesson virtually?)
Let's explore two scenarios:
During Class Time / Group Time
Using a video-conferencing tool (like Zoom, Google Meet, or Skype) with your students or your school's LMS, share your screen with your group.
Log in to your account before class, and you can engage with the videos, stories, and lessons with your students through your screen sharing feature.
- Be sure to be careful and informed if using a tool like Zoom (read more), and be sure to follow your school / district policies.
The lesson plans often include activities or breakout discussions that involve small groups. These sessions are great in person, though also can work very well virtually.
- Check out this doc by Zoom to get ideas on how you might approach tweaking your lessons to fit your virtual learning environment goals.
Beyond Class Time
If you want your students to be able to access Better World Ed content outside of your class time, each student will need an account.
- Please be sure to understand your school / district's rules on student accounts and family permissions for accounts before proceeding with student plans.
- One route you can consider is having parents sign up for plans for their students so that there is access for students both in the school setting and in the home setting.
Don't hesitate to reach out to us with more information about your specific situation, and we can work together to figure out a workable and affordable solution to ensure you and your group can access the curriculum.
Check out this blog post for ideas on funding your individual or group plan.