Keep scrolling to view the following articles and tips:

  • Technical Support

  • Parent Tech Troubleshooting Tips by Rabbi Krainess, Director of Educational Technology

  • Tips For Participating In Zoom by Dr. Christine Coleman, Director of IT and Instructional Technology

  • Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide from US Department of Education

 

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Who do we reach out to if we need technical help and how?

Since there will be a heavy focus on new forms of communication, we will provide technical support for both our students and parents:


The Yeshivah of Flatbush Technology Department is ready to support our YOF Users and Parents in distance Learning, professional development and any technical issues you may be having.


YOF Students and Teachers who need technical or training support, please go to support.flatbush.org to place a Helpdesk Ticket with your technical issues or questions. You will need to use your YOF email (@flatbush.org) to place your request. Our Technicians are ready to provide you with support during business hours. Please include a cell phone number.


YOF Parents who you need technical support for your YOF child’s Zoom classes please email


yoftechparent@flatbush.org


Please include:


  •   Your Name

  •   Your Cell Phone

  •   Your Child’s Name

  •   Your Child’s Grade

  •  Describe the issue in detail


A YOF Technician will respond to you during business hours.

Monday -Thursday 8:15 AM - 4:00 PM

Friday 8:1 5AM - 1:00 PM

 

PARENT TECH TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS

by Rabbi Krainess
Director of Educational Technology

Google Classroom

Uploading a Picture of Your Child's Classwork into Google Classroom


Several Lower School Parents reached out to us for assistance in submitting a picture of their child's classwork to Google Classroom and adding/changing Google accounts on a (Android/Apple) phone. The simplest way for your child to submit a picture of their classwork to Google Classroom is through the Google Classroom App. 


Click here to watch instructions for how to do this (using an iPhone or iPad).  It is the same exact process for an Android phone.


**Important tip for shared devices: Make sure your child is logged into their Flatbush email account (flatbush.org) in the Google classroom App (look below for instructions)


How to add a Google account to the Google Classroom App on your iPhone/iPad/Android devices:

  1. Download the Google Classroom App

  2. Tap Classroom.

  3. Tap Get Started.

  4. Tap Add account. ...

  5. Enter the YOF email address and tap Next.

  6. Enter your password and tap Next.

  7. If there is a welcome message, review it and tap Accept.

  8. Review the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy and tap I agree.

 How to switch between Google accounts (in a Google App):

  1. Open the Google Classroom App

  2. On the top right, select your profile image or initial.

  3. On the menu, select the account you'd like to use.

If you need further support, please email:  yoftechparent@flatbush.org




Troubleshooting tips:


Some Lower School parents reached out to us for assistance in submitting a picture to google classroom and adding/changing Google accounts on a phone. The simplest way for students to submit a picture to Google Classroom is on the Google Classroom app. Click here to watch instructions for how to do this (using an IPhone or IPad).

**important tip for shared devices: make sure student is logged into their Flatbush account in the google classroom app (look below for instructions)


How to add a google account to the google classroom app on your IPhone/IPad:

  1. Download the Google Classroom app

  2. Tap Classroom.

  3. Tap Get Started.

  4. Tap Add account. ...

  5. Enter the YOF g-mail address and tap Next.

  6. Enter your password and tap Next.

  7. If there is a welcome message, review it and tap Accept.

  8. Review the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy and tap I agree.

 How to switch between Google accounts (in a google app):

  1. Open the app

  2. On the top right, select your profile image or initial.

  3. On the menu, select the account you'd like to use.

 

TIPS FOR PARTICIPATING IN ZOOM

by Dr. Christine Coleman
Director of IT and Instructional Technology

Below are some tips for parents and students participating in online learning.


  • Set up an intentional learning space where the class is going to happen. A quiet, distraction-free physical location to attend the class session is best.

  • Start/reboot your computer/laptop/Chromebook before the start of the class meeting, at least within the prior 24 hours.  

  • Ensure you have a fast, stable internet connection. Wired connection is recommended; use wireless only if reliable. This will help ensure your connection, sound and video does not falter or drop during the meeting. Avoid using any form of free public wi-fi (i.e., coffee shops, hotels, etc.).  

  • Do not join the Zoom class session from a cell phone while driving in a car. The live sessions in our classes require the student to be an active participant, and many of the planned live-session activities cannot adequately be performed on a mobile device.  

  • Avoid having more than one computer or device within earshot logged into the same Zoom class meeting, as it may cause a distracting echo effect for ALL participants in the session.

  • Use a headset, not desktop speakers. This will help to ensure an echo-free meeting environment. Better yet, use a USB media headset which also includes a microphone. Connect it, and let the driver install BEFORE entering the online meeting.

  • Utilize the raise your hand feature if wanting to ask a question live. 

  • Your child should ask questions using Zoom chat. 

  • Make certain devices your child is using are charged (or plugged in), headphones/earbuds ready, and have school supplies nearby (paper, notebook, pencil/pen, etc.) in the learning space.

  • Make sure your child is muted when not talking.

  • Your child should be respectful to others in the class and their teachers.

  • Follow the YOF Student Acceptable Use Policy and Flatbush Five principles.

  • If you have a Zoom concern please, send an email to yoftechparent@flatbush.org and describe the issue, provide your child(ren) name(s), grade(s) and a cell phone number to reach you. 

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US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: PARENT AND FAMILY DIGITAL LEARNING GUIDE

This guide from the United States Department of Education aims to help all parents and caregivers, including those who have limited experience with digital tools, those who are expert with these tools, and anywhere in between. Each section starts with foundational pieces and builds from there.  
Is technology the answer to all of these questions? No, of course not. Technology is a tool. Technology, when used appropriately, can empower learning, engage and motivate students, and help make learning interactive. Students can benefit from educational technology because it can personalize instruction and adapt to their strengths and weaknesses. Today’s digital tools and resources support and enhance learning at home and in the classroom. In some cases, a student’s engagement with educational technology can help them develop communications and technical skills for their futures.
Digital tools (such as devices, apps, and platforms) can enable multiple places for your child to learn, help you and your child set clear and easy to understand learning goals, and track progress. These tools can also help facilitate communication between you, as your child’s primary educator, and your child’s other teachers, allowing you to work together toward ensuring success. To take full advantage of the potential of digital tools, your child will need access to a device and the internet (at home and at whatever school option you choose for your child). You are also responsible for guiding your child on how to use technology safely and appropriately. This guide provides resources to help you fulfill that responsibility. While having multiple options for access, devices, internet connectivity, and digital tools is the ideal, it is not the reality for everyone. This guide focuses on empowering you with information and resources to improve your child’s opportunity for successful and safe digital learning

 
 

CONTACT US

 

STAFF

As always if you have any questions please reach out to one of the friendly members of the EdTech Team in ES and HS.

Hours Monday-Thursday - 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Friday 8:00AM-1:30PM


Rabbi Krainess    ykrainess@flatbush.org

Danielle Orville    dorville@flatbush.org 

Chani Laufer        claufer_te@flatbush.org

Rabbi Kramer      bkramer@flatbush.org

Tiziri Lamm          tlamm_te@flatbush.org

Dr. Christine Coleman  ccoleman@flatbush.org

 

STEM RESOURCES

Interested in learning a little bit more about STEM? We have gathered a great list of resources to help your children learn about things like computer coding, science, and so much more!

 
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