This unit will give you a glimpse into the nuts and bolts of the main digital tools utilized by Rhode Island schools and districts. These tools have a variety of purposes, including: as hubs for organizing assignments and announcements; general communication with students and their families; methods for hosting virtual meetings; and collecting student responses in engaging ways beyond traditional paper and pencil assessments. While this module is not an exhaustive list of what you may see as a substitute teacher, it will give you a good starting point, alongside access to tutorials that you can come back to again and again for reference. In addition, you will gain a basic understanding of the common learning environments/reopening scenarios for schools (full in-person, distance learning, hybrid, etc.).
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