What devices can I use for remote learning?
P.S. 201's remote learning platforms work best on desktop computers, laptops and iPads. Both Apple and Windows-based computer will work just fine. Tablets other than iPads (such as Android devices, Kindle, etc) will run some of the websites and apps we use. Smartphones have limited capability with the learning websites we use.
I requested a device through the NYC Remote Learning Device Request form. When will I get this device?
The NYC Department of Education is working expediently to distribute devices to students who completed this form. Priority is given to those in highest need areas and distributions has already begun. You will be notified by the Department of Education when the device ships out. Devices are being shipped by Fed Ex. Shipments are still being prepared and shipped out as of March 31, 2020.
What is the best way to connect to Google Classroom?
If you are using a computer or laptop, we recommend using the Google Chrome browser for all of the websites we use. Google Classroom, Lexia, and Building Blocks specifically run best with the Google Chrome browser. Download Google Chrome on your computer or laptop for the best experience using Google Classroom.
If you are using an iPad or Android tablet, download the app Google Classroom. We also recommend downloading supporting apps, Google Docs, Google Slides, and Google Drive.
What apps should I download on an iPad or tablet to best support my child's remote learning experience?
How can I help my child manage his/her time? I have to work while I also have to make sure my kids do their work.
How do I ensure that my child is engaged in the work posted by his/her teacher?
Who can I call for help?
Some Google Classrooms have the Stream page open for student comments. Students can create a post there asking for help from classmates. The teacher is also notified of these posts via email. To find out how to do that, watch the tutorial, Add Announcements to The Stream.