Remote Learning

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Q. What is remote learning?
Remote learning is teaching and learning that happens when the student and teacher are not in the same place at the same time. While it is not a perfect replacement for face-to-face classes, it does have the advantage of being accessible 24/7. That means that you can access the learning whenever and wherever it is convenient for you. You can take your class at 8am or at 8pm, at home or at your grandparent’s home! You are in charge of your own learning which develops your sense of responsibility, your ability to self-motivate and your ability to be committed. These are all great character traits and practicing them now, will make you a successful adult!
Q. How is this remote learning period going to be different from the last one? Will this remote learning bridge the gap between the present class and the next class?

Prior to March/April, neither our students nor our teachers had ever actively conducted or participated in virtual learning. The session conducted after Spring Break was designed to familiarize all of us with the idea of Remote Learning.

Now that we are more familiar with Google Classroom and using technology to teach, learn and communicate, we expect much greater participation from all students. Your teachers have worked really hard to develop some fun learning experiences to complete all the learning that was scheduled for this academic year. There are live classes scheduled in Google Meet, interactive lessons and some exciting new ways to collaborate. We feel confident that you will enjoy all that your teachers have planned for you.

Q. I don’t like learning remotely and don’t feel like attending classes or doing the assignments given to me.

We understand that you miss seeing and talking to your friends and teachers at school and we miss having all of you back on campus. We understand that it can get lonely working without your friends around you. However, we are working hard to make it safe enough for you to come back to school and as soon as we feel that we can keep you safe, we will get you back in.

Until then, we need you to work hard so that your brain keeps getting the exercise it needs to perform well and doesn’t become too lazy. Just like your body needs exercise to function well, your brains need exercise too.

Q. Why is it important for me to attend the live sessions in Google Meet?

Meets are scheduled so that you can interact with your teachers and fellow students. Attending live sessions is highly recommended as you can have discussions with your teachers and classmates and ask your teacher questions.

Q. I cannot attend a live session according to the timetable. How will I know what to do?

If, for any reason, you cannot attend the session, do not worry. Whenever convenient for you, log into your classrooms and go through the recorded videos and assignments posted there. All assignments come with detailed instructions and probably will not require further guidance.

If you do need help, post a private question to your teacher or email him/her and he/she will guide you. You can also request your teacher to give you a separate appointment during his/her official hours for a Meet session.

Q. What do I need to access the remote learning classes?
You will require:
  • 1- a device
  • 2- internet access
  • 3- an individual Gmail account
Q. What devices can be used to access remote learning?
Any laptop, desktop, cell phone or tablet can be used to access all remote learning. However, for the best user experience, we recommend a device with:
  • 1- a large screen such as a laptop or tablet
  • 2- a large keyboard
  • 3- internet access
  • 4- a camera
Q. What will we be using for live classes? Zoom is not secure.
Most of our live classes are being conducted on Google Meet with only a few Upper Secondary classes being conducted on Zoom. Zoom calls have become more secure in response to the security concerns raised initially.
Q. What if I don’t have internet or wireless access?
If your computer is not connected to the internet, you may be able to connect using a mobile data plan. You may ask your parents to contact our helpline if they require assistance with doing so.
Q. I did not receive an invite to Google Classroom even after I submitted the form providing my email address.
Email your class teacher or campus/section head so that they can make sure you get your invite.
Q. I have received invites for more than one class. Which one do I accept?
If you are a Lower Secondary student, you will receive an invite for each subject. Please accept each invite. Early and Primary Years’ students will only receive one invite.
Q. I accidentally exited my Google Classrooms. What do I do?
Email your teacher and he or she will add you back in. You should make sure you have your teacher’s email address saved.
Q. I get an error message when I try to submit my assignment. Why is this happening and what do I do?
Sometimes there is heavy traffic on the Internet and the submission of assignments becomes difficult. You can let your teacher know that you are facing this issue and he/she will guide you whether to send the assignment as an email attachment or give your teacher sharing rights (Google Docs, Slides, Sheets).
Q. I am having technical trouble with remote learning other than those mentioned above. How can I get help?

Call our toll-free number 0800-00808 during office hours or email elearning.helpline@froebels.edu.pk. An administrator will be able to guide you and/or direct you to someone who can help.

Office hours:
8:00am to 3:00pm (Monday -Thursday)
8:00am to 1:00pm (Friday)
Q. Why is it important for me to attend these classes and complete the assigned tasks?
During these classes, you will be learning content that you need to be able to be promoted to the next class so your attendance and participation is extremely important. Whether you attend the live sessions, are present in the Google Classroom or are working off-line, all assignments must be completed and submitted to the school. These submissions will be assessed and completion of these will contribute towards your report cards.
Q. Can I submit my work after the due date?
Yes, but you may lose marks if you do so without a good reason. If the delay is because of unavoidable circumstances, please let your teacher know in a private comment or through email so that you do not unnecessarily lose marks.
Q. If I turn in my assignment through email, Google Classroom shows ‘Missing’ against my assignment. Also, how would I know the marks I received?
Unfortunately, your teacher cannot change the status of your assignment. It may continue to show Missing or Done late. But do not worry because your teacher knows you submitted your assignment and he or she will check it and let you know how well you did on it.
Q. If I want to correct mistakes I had made in my submitted assignment, can I redo and resubmit?
Yes, you can resubmit but if you do so after the submission deadline, it will appear as Done late.
Q. Will I be assessed in this remote learning period?
Yes. There are on-going assessments throughout the remote learning period to check on how well you have understood the content being taught.
Q. Will there be final exams this year?
No. The marks you earned before school closed and the marks you earn on the assignments and assessments you submit during the remote learning will contribute towards your final grade for this term.

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