District 155 will implement an E-Learning platform utilizing both Canvas and Google Classroom for the 5 days (March 16 - March 20) leading into spring break. We will continue to monitor the outbreak and make a decision about resuming classes or extending E-Learning days by Friday, March 27.
As we seek to collaborate with students and parents via the internet during this period, we will rely much more heavily upon Google Hangouts. Hangouts is a collaboration tool that allows people to connect via tele conference calls, instant messaging, video conference calls, and computer screen sharing.
One Hangouts feature that may be particularly helpful in the coming weeks is the ability to quickly schedule and conduct conference calls with parents, or colleagues.
Teachers and students who are using Canvas and Google Classroom will also want to use Hangouts to facilitate online collaboration.