Don’t Let the Coronavirus Keep Our Kids from Learning! Host a Virtual Classroom with Zoom! Now Free for K-12!

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Zoom is an amazing meeting tool. I use it EVERY day and have for years. It does everything better, from meetings to webinars. But what I love the most is how you can have a meeting with 49 others and see each of them in a video window. So why not use it for remote learning in schools? The cost? Maybe. It’s very reasonable. But now…it’s FREE for K-12 schools! Zoom Meetings Training for K-12 Educators

Zoom is temporarily lifting the 40-minute time limit on free Basic accounts for schools affected by the Coronavirus. This means you can literally run classes for all those that have Internet and a computer virtually and remotely. Up to 49 kids can share the screen concurrently and chat with their teachers live, with full video support and even quizzes can be administered. A teacher with a legitimate school email address can sign up directly or the school or district can do it. Either way, you can get up and running FAST!

This is no joke; purely wonderful. I’d like to personally thank Eric Yuan the CEO of Zoom, who I have had the joy to chat with occasionally, who is a champion of education and should be recognized for his kindness and support of our communities during the Coronavirus COVID-19 crisis.

I’d also like to give a shout out to Dr. Amy Alzina, of Cold Spring School in Montecito, California, and her entire staff, who are embracing this technology and a “whatever it takes” approach to helping these kids keep learning, no matter the challenges we face!

 

Here’s how to get access for your school.

Step 1

Sign up for a free Basic account here using your school’s PROPER email address. Personal email addresses such as Gmail, Yahoo, or Outlook are not eligible.

Step 2

Fill out the information for your school here to remove the 40 minute time limit for anyone on your school’s domain after verification.

Then, host a meeting and send out the invite to your class via whatever mechanism you use. Kids with mobile devices and/or computers can login as easy as Facetime and pick up where you left off with full instructional capabilities.

Step 3

Need help with training your educators and staff? 74 Systems will do that for free, as availability allows. Just contact us by clicking here to meet.

VIEW Zoom Meetings Training for K-12 Educators

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