I have been helping out a friend who is doing some work with local libraries and teachers. The class ties together three locations in Summit and Cuyahoga counties in North East Ohio.
If you live around here, you know we are having a very cold winter. Resulting in hundreds of schools being canceled daily due to below zero temperatures, with wind-chills -20's to -30's. As you can imagine that has impacted this class as teachers are home and not able to make it to classroom locations.
Last Thursday we tried something I thought would work and it did. We sent an email that informed the teachers they could stay home for class and join us remotely if they wish. Out of the three classes with a total of 19 students we had 8 come to the classrooms while the other 11 joined from the warmth of their own home. We streamed the hangout (that tied the three classrooms together) over youtube and pushed out a join code on the feed and classroom website for Peardeck.
I will point out, that on the "exit" pass several of them had one common complaint. Which was that they could not ask a direct question without us pushing them that option in peardeck. But overall is was a big success. At least I think it was. Have a warm safe week. Garth