Please Read! Google Meet and Google Classroom Stream Norms
March 26, 2020
The teachers of Queens Explorers will be scheduling groups on Google Meet as another way to teach during remote learning. As we move forward Remote Learning, we are learning systems and protocols that will be beneficial to the entire learning community. In order to ensure a positive learning experience for all students, there are some Google Meet Norms that every student must adhere to. We want Google Meet to be a safe and positive tool that students can use for learning. Please see the norms for ALL students below:
Google Meet Norms and Regulations:
Students should be in a “working space.” This is a quiet place where they can focus and be present.
-No TV, EATING, or TOYS during the lessons!
-Log on ONLY at the requested time of Google Meeting. If there is no teacher present, please log out and try again. Wait for the teacher to be present.
-Students must be prepared and have all materials needed for the lesson.
-Microphones must be off, students should be listening to the teacher until prompted.
-Students can raise their hand if they have a question or comment but there will be a time throughout the lesson when teachers will ask for questions.
-Before meeting: questions students have from previous work.
-During or after meeting: questions on current work.
-Parent questions will be answered on ClassDojo during office times. Google Meet is for teacher/ student lessons. The students should be in front of the camera for the learning experience, not the parents.
All students must hang up when asked by the teacher.
Further Guidance on Technology Devices:
Turn off devices each day - only use for instructional purposes and shut down at night. Keep your device as safe as possible. If it breaks, there will not be an immediate replacement.
Further Guidance on Google Classroom Stream:
Stream is only for instructional conversations only. Please do not hold social conversations on the Classroom Stream.
If parents are posting questions on the stream, please be aware that these are public venues. Any individual questions for the teacher that you need answered should be done through Dojo.
Again, I know that Remote Learning is new to all of us. We understand that in this learning process, frustrations may arise. Please ask questions to your child’s teacher and understand that we are all doing our best to provide instruction to your children. We all need to be understanding of this transitional process. Thank you again for your continued support and cooperation!
Founding Principal, Queens Explorers Magnet School