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Zoom for Parents and Students

How will you Zoom? 

  1. You can access Zoom via by Android, by IOS, by Windows, by Mac, by any device that allows you to install the Zoom application.
  2. Students and parents are attendees. They do not initiate meetings.

Where do students and parents find the Zoom conference information?

  1. Students and parents will click on a link from a student account. The teacher will provide information on where to find the link. Options include:
    • Posting links in Google Classroom.
    • Sending links via email or Parent Portal Communications.
    • Posting links in Docs, Slides, Sheets, Google Sites, etc. 

What are some protocols that teachers may use during a Zoom conference?

  1. Muting participants upon entry.  
  2. Attendees can raise an electronic hand (by clicking on the "Participants"icon at the bottom of the screen and then clicking on the "Raise Hand" icon at the bottom of the list of participants) or an actual hand so that the teacher can see the student on camera.
  3. Reminding students to unmute themselves when speaking.  
  4. Allowing students to chat, but disallowing private chats and monitoring any open chat occuring during the class.

What sorts of expectations do teachers have during Zoom conferences?

Some likely expectations include:

  1. Students should be dressed. 
  2. Students should be aware of their background.  
  3. Chat should be respectful and move the conversation forward. 
  4. If teachers allow virtual backgrounds, they need to be appropriate. 
  5. Students can be removed from a meeting for inappropriate behavior. 
  6. When a teacher ends the meeting, the meeting is finished. Students cannot stay behind without the teacher present. This is a virtual classroom.  
  7. Teachers can consider giving students time to visit with each other while the teacher is still present and listening, but off video to give students some supervised social time.