WHS Distance Learning Resources
School Closures: "Learning Into the Future"
Learn into the future.
That is what K-12 schools and higher education institutions across the country and world are called to do as we respond to the Coronavirus. The pandemic calls for us to revise our approach to teaching and learning to include virtual classrooms and blended instruction.
Listen : Dr. Lupini shares his SAU’s move to distance learning, and shares insight on the key leadership decision-making points over the past two weeks. This honest, transparent look behind the scenes allows us a small glimpse into the myriad factors that have contributed to this SAU which is comprised of multiple districts to respond quickly and effectively to the COVID-19 crisis, focusing on quality learning experiences, providing social-emotional support, and providing basic needs like food and connectivity to families in their homes. Listen here
Technical Support for WHS Families
SAU 21 is committed to supporting our students and community through these unprecedented times. Should you have administrative questions, please call 603-929-8992. If you have technical questions please click on the Student Support button below. An IT Services team member will follow up with you.
Please have your school-issued Chromebook with you when you call.
SAU 21 News and Announcements
News and Updates from SAU 21
See the latest information at SAU21.org
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing daily updates and recommendations on Coronavirus. Click Here.
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) also has a number of resources and updates available Click Here.
WHS Resources for Students
- Connect Your Chromebook to Home Wifi
- A Day in the Life of a Virtual Student
- Get Creative: Sites for Creation at Home
- 80-plus Free Places to Learn!
- Bored? Sites for Free Online Classes.
- Hawley Library Services Students have 24/7 access. OverDrive can be used with your phone, tablet or computer. Learn More
WHS Resources for Parents
WHS Resources for Teachers
- Setting Up Your Classroom 101
- Overview of Google Classroom
- Using Rubrics with Assignments
- How to Use Google Apps to Create DYNAMIC, Engaging Lessons
Nearpod is a superb tool for school closures and WHS teachers are lucky to have Premium licenses. With a library of more than 7,000 lessons that include virtual field trips, current events, digital citizenship and social emotional learning lessons. Add 3D photos, 360 field trips, collaboration boards , polls, and draws to your lessons to heighten engagement. WHS teachers can go to Nearpod and Log In with school Gmail.
EdPuzzle is another simple-to-use tool for school closures. Simply import a video from the library (Khan Academy, BBC, PBS Learning and more) or create your own with Google Meet or Screencastify. Then add questions or record your own comments for an interactive assessment. WHS teachers have a premium license.
Click here for a blog post with information on using EDPuzzle. WHS users see Julie for school code.
FlipGrid provides an opportunity to make a video to show their thinking, learning, feelings, thoughts or ideas! Use this for exit tickets, warm-ups, Google questions, a poll, explanations, and a project reflection. This is a nice way to "check in" with your students while they are at home.
Adobe Spark. Spice up your own virtual presentations for your students, or invite your students to create their own multi-dimensional presentations with Adobe Spark. Your students can create infographics, add them to a video and share them through Google Classroom. Other tools for creation include WeVideo (videos), Canva (graphics), ThingLink (presentation).
Screencastify is a Chrome browser extension that can be used to record yourself or cast your desktop to create a general lesson, explain difficult concepts, recap the day's main objectives, or give feedback on student work. WHS teachers and staff have a Premium license. WHS students can get Screencastify Lite from the App store. All videos store in Google Drive.
Wakelet is a great tool for remote learning as a crowdsourcing and information sharing tool. Collaborate with others on group collections to share ideas, inspiration and knowledge. Ask your students to share anything -- their favorite quotes, research sites they discovered on a class topic, thoughts about current events, books. Share your collections with a single link.
Google Forms is an app that operates within the Google Apps for Education and integrates effortlessly with Google Classroom. Teachers can use Google Forms to do daily check-ins with students at home, assess learning, ask general questions. You can also create quizzes within the Google Forms app, allowing teachers to provide an answer key that self grades.