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Virtual Classroom software for school closing.
« on: March 11, 2020, 03:31:09 PM »
Im looking into different options for creating online classes for an elementary school should they be required to close.

https://zoom.us Has free video conferencing accounts with a "40 min limit on group meetings". After the 40 min you can restart right away.

I noticed this: Zoom is removing the 40 min time limit on our Basic free account for schools affected by the Coronavirus. Click here to request this offer.

Is this the best route to take?

Here is some other info I gathered:
Whatsapp is super easy, but only allows 4 participants.
Skype or Hangouts doesnt seem to be the correct platform either.

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Re: Virtual Classroom software for school closing.
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2020, 03:39:24 PM »
Genius move on Zoom's part.
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Re: Virtual Classroom software for school closing.
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2020, 03:42:54 PM »
My school is using Zoom and Google classroom.

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Re: Virtual Classroom software for school closing.
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2020, 05:14:02 PM »
What are the options for schools that can't use internet based software? Phone conference?

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Re: Virtual Classroom software for school closing.
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2020, 08:02:45 PM »
They knocked off the audio part for the free plan :(  you need to pay if you want phone conferencing.

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Re: Virtual Classroom software for school closing.
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2020, 09:56:01 PM »
Any school going virtual should absolutely check out these tips, from the school that's by far the leader in this field:
https://anash.org/shluchim-online-school-offers-tips-for-distance-learning/

I imagine that they can offer more detailed guidance, both pedagogical and technical to interested schools

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Re: Virtual Classroom software for school closing.
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2020, 12:39:41 PM »
What are the options for schools that can't use internet based software? Phone conference?
I don't believe this exists in the USA

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Re: Virtual Classroom software for school closing.
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2020, 12:47:19 PM »
I don't believe this exists in the USA
Phone conferences exist. Agudah and Torah umasora use them all the time. Trump had a phone conference with hundreds of jewish principals and administrators before sukkos or something.
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Re: Virtual Classroom software for school closing.
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2020, 08:03:46 AM »
Any school going virtual should absolutely check out these tips, from the school that's by far the leader in this field:
https://anash.org/shluchim-online-school-offers-tips-for-distance-learning/

I imagine that they can offer more detailed guidance, both pedagogical and technical to interested schools
seems they have actively expanded their resources available
https://anash.org/shluchim-office-offers-online-alternative-for-closed-schools/

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Re: Virtual Classroom software for school closing.
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2020, 04:50:40 PM »
What are the options for schools that can't use internet based software? Phone conference?

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Re: Virtual Classroom software for school closing.
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2020, 06:08:02 PM »
Is zoom the best option for a shiur to be given online? Around ten participants.

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Re: Virtual Classroom software for school closing.
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2020, 10:22:58 PM »
You can see the participants if they choose to be seen but you might need to mute everyone because background noise can be annoying. But they can unmute if they want to say something. You can use it for as many people as you want.

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Re: Virtual Classroom software for school closing.
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2020, 05:43:44 PM »
how is it working out in your school?

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Re: Virtual Classroom software for school closing.
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2020, 05:47:06 PM »
Is there any school that is opening it's classes to the public?

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Re: Virtual Classroom software for school closing.
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2020, 12:06:12 AM »
Anyone actually have success in removing the 40 min time limit?
Zoom isnt responding to the request.