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The last few weeks have been a chaotic and stressful time for schools in the New York area as they have had to quickly implement Remote Learning programs in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. The team at Network Outsource has been amazed at the flexibility and ingenuity through which our educational clients have implemented created and implemented Remote Learning plans at a rapid pace. As their technology partner, we are proud to have been integral to launching and supporting these programs. We wanted to share some of the resources that we have found valuable to supplement these efforts.
Free Home/Mobile Internet Access for Students:
Altice/Optimum and Spectrum have both opened up their wireless networks to children for remote learning which has been very helpful. If you have needs for your students to be connected, the programs are available via a phone call or on the web:
https://www.alticeadvantageinternet.com/ – 866-200-9522
https://www.spectrum.com/ – 1-844-579-3743
Google Classroom Remote Learning Resources:
Google for Education has been providing on-going support for integrating Remote Learning via their Education Blog, as well as the Teacher Center community below:
Covid 19 Educational Resource Overview: https://edu.google.com/latest-news/covid-19-support-resources/?modal_active=none
Implementing Remote Learning with GSuite and Google for Education: https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/education/distancelearning-covid19/
Teacher Center Community with Remote Learning Tips, Tricks and Strategies: https://teachercenter.withgoogle.com/resources/general/details?key=ahpzfmd3ZWItZWR1LXRyYWluaW5nLWNlbnRlcnIcCxIPR2VuZXJhbFJlc291cmNlGICAqKzjo8cIDA
Microsoft Office 365 and Teams Education Resources:
Microsoft is also extending support for teachers and students via training, resources and remote learning guidance:
Creating a Class Page in Teams: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Create-a-class-team-in-Microsoft-Teams-fae422eb-58b7-4431-9ff2-a4b9b6ae7c5b
Adobe Creative Suite Access:
Adobe has opened up some of its tools for use by students and educators:
Adobe Creative Cloud Free for Students Through May 31, 2020: https://theblog.adobe.com/adobe-enables-distance-learning-globally-schools-impacted-covid-19
Overview of Remote Learning Resources: https://edex.adobe.com/distance-learning
Discovery Education has made their Virtual Learning programs available at no charge for all schools through June 30, 2020. You can request access for your school at:
Zoom Video Conferencing and Remote Learning:
In addition to lifting the 40-minute limit for free conferences, Zoom has an array of training resources and guides for distance learning:
Please let us know if we can help to support you and your school in your Remote Learning efforts or other technology needs. Network Outsource provides a variety of technology support services including remote access systems, management and monitoring of your network infrastructure and help desk and remote support services for your users. We would be happy to discuss any way that we can assist your organization at this time. Please contact us at 516-488-5888 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.